This might be just what you need on Christmas Eve, when you’ve still got presents to wrap and the special china to sort out, not to mention all the other things on your to-do list. Coole Swan Irish cream liqueur is made just up the road from me by my good friend Mary Sadlier.


  • 8 tbsp cream
  • 5 tbsp Coole Swan Irish cream liqueur
  • 5 tbsp vodka
  • 2 tbsp amaretto
  • about 50g (2oz) crushed ice
  • ground cinnamon, to dust
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to dust


Put the cream, Coole Swan, vodka and amaretto in a cocktail shaker. Add a good handful of crushed ice and shake until thoroughly combined. Strain into Martini glasses and give each one a light dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg to serve.