santa's little helperIt is crunch time – the final countdown to Christmas!

Gifts still need to be wrapped and holiday treats still need to be cooked.  It is the time of the year where there are people everywhere, slow traffic and just overall heightened anxiety.  With the final few weeks left this Holiday season, I just want to sit back, admire the lights and the tree and enjoy the Holiday without worrying about what I need to do next.  With all this stress, it is time to whip up a Holiday favorite –  Santa’s Little Helper.   This  warm cinder is the perfect treat for this weekend.

It is great to make a few cups before bed or while you are up late assembling gifts for the kids or wrapping presents for family.

Santa’s Little Helper: 

  • 2 cups of Apple Cider
  • 1/2 cup of spiced rum
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed (juice)
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • Lemon and cranberries as garnish (if you want to infuse cranberry into the cinder boil them along with all of the liquid)

Combine all of the ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer – serve hot with cranberries and lemon.  You can also add cinnamon sticks, cloves and a touch of nutmeg.

santa's helper

Best of luck getting though your list this weekend and hopefully you will have some time to enjoy the Holiday season!