Santa's Little Helper

2 oz Bourbon, Buffalo Trace
34 oz Averna
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
12 oz Simple syrup (Nutmeg Simple Syrup, see 'Notes')
14 oz Heavy cream
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
Shake ingredients with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Add 4oz water and 4oz sugar to a small saucepan and heat until sugar is fully incorporated. Wrap a whole nutmeg in a bar towel and smash with a meat mallet or heavy pan. Add crushed nutmeg to the saucepan, stir, and remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
2011 The Venture Mixologist
From other users
  • Used freshly ground nutmeg instead of syrup. Very wintery and seasonal. Taste is a easy 4. The cream curdles and the appearance if that of swampwater which lowered my score. Skip the cream next time? — ☆☆☆
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