Top Shelf Elf

December 7, 2016

The Top Shelf Elf is the perfect drink to serve at your holiday cocktail party! It's easy, refreshing and very flavorful. Just make sure to pace yourself, or that elf on the shelf won't be the only one hanging from the ceiling in the morning. 




(makes one cocktail)


One shot of Grey Goose ( or your preference)   

One Meyer Lemon

Orange Flavored Seltzer

Three Square Ice Cubes

Cranberries, Mint, and lemon peel for garnish

Festive Glass (from Zola)



Pour shot over ice, then using a lemon press, squeeze juice from the Meyer into glass. Pour in seltzer to fill glass. Give a little stir, then add Cranberries, mint, and lemon peel. 











Now, let's say you're like my friend Ben, and don't want to  sssss elfish.... Here's how to make a batch.. or as I like to call it.... Top Shelf Elves



 (makes 6 cocktails, please share) 


One and 1/2 cups of Grey Goose

One Liter of Orange flavored seltzer

3 Meyer lemons one sliced into 6 wedges

Peels from one orange

A handful of Cranberries and mint

Festive pitcher and glasses ( I got mine here

Extra cranberries and mint to garnish


Pour whole bottle of seltzer into pitcher with vodka. Squeeze juice of 1/2 meyers into pitcher. Slice remaining half lemon and add to pitcher. Add cranberries and mint and stir. 


When ready to serve, place cubes in glasses and pour. Top with cranberries, mint, and lemon wedge. 




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