Festive Gin Smash - Cook Republic


  • Author: Sneh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Beverage, Cocktail, Christmas
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free


  • 200ml SodaStream sparkling water


For the lychee layer

  • 190g canned lychees, drained
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 90ml Gin


For the strawberry layer

  • 500g strawberries, hulled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch of salt


For the Mint Layer

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


  1. To prepare the SodaStream sparkling water, fill a SodaStream 1 Litre Bottle with cold water and carbonate. 
  2. Place all ingredients for the lychee layer in a blender and process until the consistency is similar to a slushie.
  3. Place strawberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon and salt in a glass jar. Using a muddler, crush and soften the strawberries and spices to release the flavours 
    and aroma.
  4. Mix crushed ice and mint in a small bowl.
  5. To serve, divide the lychee mixture equally between two 400ml capacity stemless glasses. Divide and ladle the strawberry mixture over the lychee mixture in the glasses. Top with mint and crushed ice.
  6. Top each glass with 100ml sparkling water and serve.

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