Can we call it "The Ginge"? It's not quite a redhead, more of a hot pink. That brings me to the name. Think Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, because when I see this pink confection I envision Marilyn Monroe slinking around in her HOT pink frock singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." The vision of feminity. And the drink imbues all that. It's sweet and spicy and a little bit tart. Oh, and my Godmother and I drank 4 or 5... a piece .....What?! Yeah, they are that good. And, of course, there's all that holiday spirit running around. Enough said!
"The Lorelei Lee" Cranberry Saketini
2 oz Nigori Sake
1 oz cranberry simple syrup (see below)
1oz Delucia Strawberries and Cream Sparkling Wine
Slice of fresh ginger root, peeled
Shake on ice, serve straight up. Garnished with cranberries. Leave a little slice of ginger in to flavor the drink.
Cranberry simple syrup: Simmer 1 1/2 cup cranberries with 2 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 2 Splendas. Strain cranberries to get just syrup for the drink.
Until next time...Happy Cooking! And Holiday Party-ing!!