Christmas Eve Cocktail – Santa’s Little Helper

This is a very special cocktail recipe – one that is only

This is a very special cocktail recipe – one that is only ever made on one special night in our house – Christmas Eve.

Once the kids are in bed, and all the gorgeous ‘jobs’ are being finalised, we make these and soak up how special the night is.

Not only are they a special tradition, they also taste delicious so it’s a win all round!

It’s a recipe from Neven Maguire’s Perfect Irish Christmas, a book we highly recommend. We’ve gotten some great recipes from it.

So here it is, in all it’s glory!

Serves: 2


  • 8 tbsp cream
  • 5 tbsp Coole Swan Irish Cream Liquer
  • 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.


Be sure to let us know if you try! Or do you have a tradition of a drink for Christmas Eve or any other night? We’d love to hear, so let us know in the comments if you do!

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