Festive Gin Smash

Festive Gin Smash

A delicious, fruity Christmas cocktail recipe that would not fail to impress. It's sure to excite with its lychee, strawberry, and mint layers. 

Ingredients:

  • 200mL sparkling water
  • For the lychee layer:
  • 190g canned lychees, drained
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 90mL of gin (about 3 shots)

For the strawberry layer:

  • About 500g of strawberries
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Half lemon juice
  • Pinch of lemon juice

For the mint layer:

  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 30 mint leaves, finely chopped

 Method:

  • Fizz cold fresh water with SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker.
  • Place ingredients for the lychee layer in a blender & process until consistency is similar to a slushie.
  • Place strawberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon juice and salt in a glass jar.
  • Using a muddler, crush and soften the strawberries and spices to release the flavors & aroma.
  • Mix crushed ice and mint in a small bowl.
  • To serve, divide the lychee mixture equally between two 400ml capacity stemless glasses.
  • Top with mint and crushed ice.
  • Top each glass with 100ml SodaStream sparkling water. Enjoy!

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