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Cocktail of the Week: Santa's Hat

The holidays are here, and this week, Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is making the Santa's Hat cocktail that will make your spirits bright with — what else — spirits! Let's mix one up.


  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • Shredded Coconut For Rim
  • Powdered Sugar & Water Mixture For Rim


  1. Make a paste out of powdered sugar and water.
  2. Rim a glass with the paste and dip in the coconut flakes, then set aside.
  3. Add all the ingredients into a shaker and top with ice.
  4. Shake until chilled.
  5. Pour the mixture into the rimmed glass.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.