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Holly Berry | Delicious Spring Time Cocktail

Holly Berry

The Holly Berry is the perfect celebration of the wondrous strawberry.  The strawberry flavor is subtle and delicious.   I created this Holly Berry cocktail because strawberries are coming into season, and they need celebrated.

This calls for cinnamon bark syrup, which is merely simple syrup infused with cinnamon.      

Here is a write up for your party menu, when you need it

Holly Berry

Flor de Cana White Rum. Muddled Strawberry.  Montbisou Cassis Liqueur. Cinnamon Bark Syrup. 

Holly Berry

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By Rick Britt Serves: 1 Cocktail
Prep Time: 1 minute

This calls for cinnamon bark syrup, which is merely simple syrup infused with cinnamon.  Make a simple syrup, 1 cup water 1 cup sugar, stir until dissolved, add 4-5 whole pieces of cinnamon.  let this stand in a dark place over night, 12 hours or so.  Don't have time? use 1/2 ounce of simple syrup and 1/4 ounce Fireball cinnamon whiskey.


  • 2 Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 oz White Rum (I like Flor De Cana)
  • 1/2 oz Cassis Liqueur (I like Montbisou Cassis Liqueur)
  • 1/2 oz Cinnamon Bark Syrup
  • Chipped or Crushed Ice
  • 1 Strawberry for Garnish



Muddle two strawberries in a cocktail shaker.


Add all ingredients but the garnish.


Fill a tall glass 3/4 with crushed ice.


Shake all ingredients with Ice.


Strain into the glass.


Fill reminder of glass with ice.


Insert a long straw all the way to bottom of glass.


Slice strawberry 1/2 from tip to stem, slide onto glass edge.


The glass will frost on the sides, so try to only hold near the top when serving.

If you like this try our other cocktails 

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