Santa's Little Helper

Perfect for: Christmas, All Occasions


  • 8 Tbsp Cream
  • 5 Tbsp Coole Swan
  • 5 Tbsp Vodka
  • 2 Tbsp Amaretto
  • 50g Crushed ice
  • Ground cinnamon, to dust
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, t odust


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.

The story behind “Santa’s Little Helper”


Created by our good friend Neven Maguire of MacNean House in Blacklion Co. Cavan and featured in his Perfect Irish Christmas cookbook, Santa’s Little Helper 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. Take a moment to breath and take in the sensational spice of this festive drink!