Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack

Reagan Byrne

Get into the holiday spirit early and often at Shore Leave’s Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack. The month-long pop-up starts on Tuesday, November 23rd (and rolls on through New Year’s Day) so you can bust out your most hideous ugly Christmas sweater and head for the South End to revel in all the seasonal finery – twinkling colored lights, drapey green garlands, ribbons and bows, and maybe even a bough of holly or some mistletoe.

There’ll be festive tunes and a slew of signature cocktails from creative genius Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, who was named one of the “25 most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century” by Imbibe magazine. Berry has put his expertise (he’s written six books on vintage tropical beverages and given lectures on the topic throughout Europe and the Americas) into the list below, which you can pair with nibbles from chef-owner Colin Lynch’s new sushi menu.

Shore Leave is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00pm-12:00am and Thursday through Saturday from 5:00pm-1:00am. Book a table through Resy (except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – cause they’re closed) to get a head start on your holiday fun.

photo by Randy Schmidt

Shore Leave’s 2021 Sippin’ Santa Cocktail List

Kris Kringle Colada
dark jamaican rum, amaro, allspice liqueur, lime, pineapple, cream of coconut

Sippin’ Santa
aged demerara rum, amaro, lemon, orange, gingerbread mix

White Russian Christmas
vodka, dark-roast cold brew, condensed milk, ancho chile liqueur, cinnamon syrup

The Regifter
Martinique rhum agricole, caramelized pineapple-garam masala syrup,

Azul Navidad
tequila, mezcal, lime, cream of coconut, blue curaçao, hazelnut liqueur, pineapple rum

Yule Log Grog (Served Hot)
gin, falernum, cranberry syrup, ginger liqueur, lime

Christmas Eve Of Destruction
overproof rum, nutmeg syrup, herbal liqueur, lime, aromatic bitters

Mistletoe-To-Toe (For Two)
bourbon, walnut liqueur, Jamaican & Puerto Rican rums, lime, orange, maple syrup

Rudolph Shoots The Curl (Shot)
herbal mint liqueur, amaro, dark chocolate liqueur

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