I was going to take pictures of all of the cocktails I make this season and post the sum-total of all of them in late December, but that would suck for you if you wanted to make one of these festive delights during the holiday season. Was that a run-on sentence? Maybe because I’ve already had one of this evening’s cocktails. A little delight called Santa’s Helper.
We stocked up on Christmas-y boozes when in Oregon for Thanksgiving. The land of no tax. What’s a Christmas-y booze? Sticky sweet yummies like amaretto, peppermint schnapps and Irish Cream. To join things already in the cupboard like creme de cocoa, vanilla vodka and butterscotch schnapps.
In a word? Mmmmmmm.
Here is the recipe for Santa’s Helper:
1 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz amaretto
3 oz cranberry juice
Dump it into a shaker with ice. Grab yourself a pretty martini glass. Drop a marashino cherry in the bottom of the glass. Pour.
I’ll be Santa’s Helper any ol’ time!