Santa's Little Helper

Santa's Little Helper

  • Preparation 5 min
  • Servings 1

"I wanted to use the flavours we find in our favourite festive foods and then put them into cocktail form. Cranberries, raisins, orange and cinnamon are mixed with rum, amaro and almond liqueur—for a hit of bitterness and to round it all out. It’s the holidays, in a glass." Nicolas Cadrin, chef

Featured in RICARDO Magazine (HOLIDAY 2018)
  • Vegetarian



    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) cranberry juice
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) white rum
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Amaro Siciliano (see note)
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) almond liqueur (amaretto)
    • 5 raisins
    • 2 fresh or frozen cranberries
    • 1 large orange zest
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • Ice cubes


Note from Ricardo

Amaro Siciliano is a bitter liqueur made from a variety of plants, roots, spices and citrus peels. It lends the perfect flavour to this holiday-inspired cocktail.

Personal Note