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The holidays are coming, yay! And along with them a hoard of children hopped up on copious amounts of sugar. Take your elf on the shelf experience to the next level with this adult beverage, aka our Naughty Elf Cocktail Recipe.

Naughty Elf Cocktail Recipe - whip up this fun bright red cocktail to enjoy or get you through, your choice, this festive holiday season. It's probably one of the best elf on the shelf ideas out there, you get to enjoy while moving that little guy around, hanging out with friends, or celebrating in style. #rum #cocktails #elfontheshelf #christmas #festive

Naughty Elf Cocktail Recipe

This bright red rum cocktail is the perfect drink for the season, whether you’ve got a whole group of parents lamenting the strange little elf dude who sits on their couch, if you’re hosting a festive get together and want a nice red cocktail that pops out of the glass, or if it’s post bed-time and you’re left in peace…. to move that little elf guy.

Naughty Elf Cocktail ready to sip

This is a sweet, festive and wonderfully colorful rum cocktail, that is easy to whip up and uses things that many folks have on hand.

We have a whole collection of Christmas Cocktail Ideas, if you’d like more. Or perhaps a Boozy Hot Chocolate recipe is more up your alley?

This martini cocktail recipe is super easy to make and definitely one of the most fun. Here is what you need to get yoru holiday started right! 

Naughty Elf Cocktail Ingredients

This recipe makes Makes 1 8oz. drink

What you Need for the Drink

  • 4 ½ oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 3 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 1 ½ tsp grenadine
  • Handful of ice

What You Need for the Rim

  • 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut rum (I used Cruzan)
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut

Naughty Elf Cocktail with elf on the shelf

How to Make the Cocktail

Prepare the toppings for the rim of the glass by mixing the confectioner’s sugar and 1 tsp rum until
smooth. (Now you know the secret! This is how we’re going to stick the coconut flakes to the rim.)

Place on a small plate big enough to fit the mouth of your glass. Take another plate and add the
shredded coconut.
Adding the rim to your Naughty Elf Cocktail

Dip your glass into the powdered sugar mixture and immediately dip into the shredded coconut. Shake
off the excess coconut flakes and set glass aside.

Crafting the rim

Fill a shaker about halfway with ice and add in the cranberry juice, rum, and grenadine.

Pouring in ingredients

Naughty Elf Cocktail ingredients

Adding ingredients

Place the lid on and shake for about 10-15 seconds or until nice and chilled.

Mix it in a shaker

Strain the drink into the glass, while the elf watches, of course.

Pour in the liqour

Garnish with a peppermint stick and enjoy!

Drink it with a candy cane straw

He’s still watching you.

Naughty Elf Cocktail ready to sip

….still watching.

Naughty Elf Cocktail Recipe ready to drink

Your Naughty Elf Cocktail won’t be complete without an Elf on the Shelf, grab one from Amazon before they run out! 

Naughty Elf Cocktail Recipe ready to drink

Don’t forget to Pin this to Pinterest. You are going to want to find it later! 

Naughty Elf Cocktail Recipe - whip up this fun bright red cocktail to enjoy or get you through, your choice, this festive holiday season. It's probably one of the best elf on the shelf ideas out there, you get to enjoy while moving that little guy around, hanging out with friends, or celebrating in style. #rum #cocktails #elfontheshelf #christmas #festivus

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