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Santa on the Beach

One of my FAVORITE cocktails that are sure to be a HIT at your next gathering!

Makes 1 cocktail


2 oz gin

1 oz vanilla chai syrup (recipe below)

1/2 lime, juiced (1/2 oz)

1 Tablespoon cream of coconut

dusting of nutmeg

1 cup ice for shaking

Vanilla Chai Syrup

1 cup water

1 cup brown sugar

1 vanilla bean, halved

2 chai tea bags

Add all ingredients to a small sauce pot. Bring to a gentle simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cover. Let steep for 20 minutes. Chill and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


Add ice, gin, vanilla chai syrup, lime juice and cream of coconut to a shaker. Cover tightly and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain in a coup or racks glass with ice. Dust with nutmeg and enjoy responsibly!

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