Santa’s Strawberry Smash
Want to know the perfect holiday Christmas cocktail to make for your friends and family? Santa’s Strawberry Smash is it! This exciting libation is crafted with Vita Coco Mlk, gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and the most festive garnish!
I partnered with Vita Coco to mix up this Santa Strawberry Smash recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.Jump to Recipe
One of my favorite parts about creating a cocktail is crafting up a fun garnish to pair it with. There’s something about the garnish that pulls the entire cocktail together. It’s especially fun during the holidays, when your cocktails are a little more unique, but it’s the perfect way to make your cocktail stand out at a holiday gathering or family gathering. Plus, if you’re planning to take photos of your food and drinks, you’re going to want a cocktail and garnish combination that’s a real crowd-pleaser.
So, if you’re wondering what cocktail and garnish duo you should make for the holiday festivities, I’ve got you covered! Santa’s Strawberry Smash is bursting with refreshing flavors of fresh coconuts, strawberries, and my favorite gin. Add a tropical touch to this festive cocktail using Vita Coco. Enjoy!
I’m all about keeping things simple especially during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t include a cocktail garnish, even when time is of the essence.
Mixing up Santa’s Strawberry Smash only takes 10 minutes. Plus, you can prep your garnishes ahead of time if you’re planning to bring this cocktail to your holiday party.
Vita Coco creates deliciously refreshing and most importantly hydrating coconut water products. Their drinks have simple, nutrient-rich ingredients with a light, tropical taste. Their main mission is to create amazing products while supporting and empowering farmers to fuel programs that provide access to nutrition and wellness in local communities. They’re committed to spreading the goodness of coconuts to as many people as possible. Hear more about Vita Coco’s story!
The product that I used in this Santa Strawberry Smash is the Vita Coco Mlk – a dairy alternative that’s an excellent base for curries, soups, baked goods, desserts, sauces, and shakes. I love using this in my cocktails, mocktails, and even in my coffee for a refreshing element, that’s also hydrating! Vita Coco Mlk is available at Walmart and online. And Vita Coco doesn’t stop there. They have a whole line of delicious products with fresh, tropical flavors. Shop their selection here!
Create this fun cocktail and garnish duo in under 10 minutes!
For the cocktail, start by adding Vita Coco Mlk, gin, lime juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker is chilled. Then, you’ll add the strawberry to the cocktail glass and gently muddle it until broken down. Fill the glass with ice. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass and garnish with a Strawberry Santa Hat and mint sprig.
To make the Strawberry Santa Hat garnish, slice the hull off each strawberry to make a flat base. Then, slice a thin strip of the large marshmallow. Flatten with your hand or place under something heavy. Place the strawberry on the sticky side of the marshmallow and skewer onto your toothpick until just the tip of the toothpick comes through. Place a mini marshmallow on the tip of the toothpick.
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