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The Santa Clause Smash

Celebrating the man of the season with The Santa Clause Smash. This festive cocktail is the perfect cozy winter cocktail that Santa...and all...will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 155kcal


Ginger Honey Syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
  • 8 lemon zest strips
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

The Santa Clause

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1-2 ounces (2-4 tablespoons) ginger syrup
  • ginger beer or sparkling water, for topping


Ginger Honey Syrup

  • 1. Bring 1/2 cup water, the honey, ginger, and lemon to a boil over high heat. Once boiling simmer for 3-4 minutes, then remove from the heat. Add the mint, cover and steep 10 minutes. Strain out the ginger and mint. Stir in the vanilla. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

The Santa Clause

  • 1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pomegranate juice, bourbon, lemon juice, and 2-4 tablespoons of the ginger syrup. Shake to combine.
    2. Strain into an ice filled glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate arils, if desired.


Calories: 155kcal