Berry Hibiscus Smash

This bright, botanical cocktail features brown sugar hibiscus syrup made with C&H® Light Brown Sugar. It is mixed with vodka, strawberries, lime and topped with club soda, for a refreshing summer drink.

Prep Time
Cook Time
20 minutes
Berry Hibiscus Smash
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Meet The Chef: 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!

1 drink
Brown Sugar Hibiscus Syrup
  • 1/2 cup C&H® Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers
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)
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.

  • 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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