Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 7 – Santiki Claus. Long-time readers of the blog will know I’m obsessed with Tiki culture. I’ve waxed poetic about my Kokeshi Doll Tiki mug in this recipe for the Monk’s Respite and gone on about the entire tradition of Tiki in this recipe for the Daisy de Santiago.
And since no one will be escaping to warmer weather this holiday season, I wanted to put a sunny escape in a glass with this Santiki Claus cocktail for you.
Typical of many Tiki drinks, this cocktail features two different kinds of rum: Jamaican and overproof rum.
With pineapple juice and coconut cream it’s reminiscent of the piña colada but with a touch of Christmas thanks to the delectable gingerbread syrup.
I picked up this “Bad Santa” mug from the Miracle Pop-Up at the Savoy Brasserie in Ottawa last year with the express purpose of using it for one of my 2020 Let’s Get Blitzen creations. I think it’s just perfectly suited to the task and really sparks joy.
I *probably* have more Tiki mugs than one person really needs but I like to be ready to throw a Luau at a moment’s notice … after we’ve all been vaccinated that is.
I am also quickly running out of storage space for any new glassware, I’m soon going to have to reallocate some of my closet space for glassware, bar tools, and booze. Worth it. I hope you’ll join me to tonight in my Instagram stories as I shake up this tasty little treat.
P.S. I know the gingerbread syrup is more involved than the others we’re using throughout the advent calendar but it’s worth the effort and is equally delicious on pancakes or waffles!