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    Berry Hibiscus Smash Cocktail
  • 2 Strawberries

  • 3/4 oz Brown Sugar Hibiscus Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Club Soda
  • Strawberries, lime, hibiscus flowers for garnish (optional)

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Prep Time: 5 minute / Cook Time: 20 minute / Yields: 1 drink
Brown Sugar Hibiscus Syrup

Step 1

Add C&H® Light Brown Sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the brown sugar has dissolved.

Step 2

Remove from heat, add dried hibiscus flowers and steep for 15 minutes. Cool completely. Strain into an airtight container, discarding hibiscus flower

Berry Hibiscus Smash Cocktail

Step 1

Add strawberries and 3/4 oz of the Brown Sugar Hibiscus Syrup to a cocktail glass. Muddle until the strawberries are broken down. 

Step 2

Add vodka and lime juice to the cocktail glass and stir. Fill the glass with ice.

Step 3

Fill the glass with club soda. If desired, garnish with strawberry and lime slices and hibiscus flowers.

Additional Tips
  • If you cannot find dried hibiscus flowers, you can substitute with 2 hibiscus tea bags.
  • If desired, substitute vodka for gin or whiskey.
  • Store any extra Brown Sugar Hibiscus Syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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Recipe by

Carolyn Pascual White


Carolyn is a San Diego-based Home Mixologist and the Founder of The Social Sipper. The Social Sipper is a cocktail blog that shares simple but Insta-worthy cocktail recipes, made with easy to find fresh ingredients. Carolyn's goal is to help people upgrade their date nights, girls nights and get togethers at home with cocktails as beautiful and delicious as the ones you get out on the town!