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This Santa's Little Helper Cocktail Recipe Will Help You Bear The Holidays

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Photo courtesy of Trattoria Neapolis
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Much as we love the holiday season, all the entertaining can get to be quite exhausting, especially when the in-laws roll around. Sometimes we just really wish we had our very own squadron of elves to help us out.

Enter Santa's Little Helper, a boozy riff on classic eggnog that will surely take the edge off. The recipe comes from Trattoria Neapolis, a stunning Italian restaurant in the heart of Pasadena that's known for their craft cocktail program.

They've been kind enough to lend us the recipe for this little holiday helper. Here's how it's done:

Santa's Little Helper
Courtesy of Bartender Kris Doyle

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Ingredients:

12 fresh organic eggs
1lb sugar
1/2 gallon milk
1/2 heavy whipping cream
3/4 liter fresh pear puree
1 liter bourbon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon

Method:

Separate egg whites from yolk, and place yolks in the bowl of your mixer. Beat the yolks with the sugar. Slowly add in the milk and cream to prevent curdling. Stop the mixer, then add fresh pear, bourbon, nutmeg, and cinnamon into the mixture and stir. Be sure not to over mix.

In separate bowl beat the egg whites. Then add egg whites to main mixture and whisk. Chill and serve in a rocks glass or clear glass mug. Top with freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg to garnish.