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Sleuth has a revelation

North Pole to stay open until 24 December to keep Sleuth happy

Published on December 16th 2010.


Sleuth has a revelation

Sleuth skipped through town the other day with a spring in his step and a giggle in his throat.

Lolling on one of the sofas, watching the flames in the video fires, Sleuth realised what it was. It was a real revelation. Yes: being teetotal is rubbish.

He’d been drinking himself. Supping on his invented essence. Or rather he’d been drinking his namesake, the cocktail called Sleuth, in North Pole bar. Its courvoisier based hit and deep warmth had gone down a treat. Sleuth had one or two or them. Or three or four of them.

Then Sleuth met a merry lady dressed in an adult baby-grow that she swore were all the rage in 1973 and were due a revival. She had the Winter Crumble cocktail which sorted her out with vodka, apple juice and cinnamon.

Sleuth went shopping. With that spring in his step.

And some change in his pocket.

The North Pole winter cocktails are a snip at £3.50, specials are £4.50, and the ‘onesy’ shots are £3.50. The latter are called not altogether alluringly names such as Avalanche which involves amaretto and 1/3 cinnamon schnapps.

In the pound shop on Piccadilly Sleuth bought some fake skiis with comedy wheels attached under the blades. He remembered he’d left something at North Pole, so he slalomed down Market Street like John Kucera.*

He’d left all reason and good sense at North Pole and needed some more cocktail fuel, maybe a bit of that Tampopo noodle fuel the bar was providing as well. Something was troubling him.

Lolling on one of the sofas, watching the flames in the video fires, Sleuth realised what it was. It was a real revelation. Yes: being teetotal is rubbish.

He told the bar staff who informed him that in that case he was lucky as North Pole was going to be open until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

Excellent thought Sleuth. Plenty more time to enjoy himself with himself. Maybe get some other people to come and enjoy him as well (we are talking about the Sleuth cocktail here aren’t we? Ed). It could be all very enjoyable.

*Sleuth confesses that he got this name from Wikipedia, he really has no idea who the champion skiers of the world are.

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