Santa's Coconut Cheer

Let the kids join in the holiday fun with this festive Santa's Hat Shirley Temple! The bright red color and coconut rim make it a hit with the little ones during the Christmas season.

Santa's Coconut Cheer

A festive, non-alcoholic cocktail with a coconut-rimmed glass and a bright red color that kids will love during the holiday season.

4.68 from 80 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 2 T. confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 3 T. shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 T. grenadine
  • Ginger ale
  • Lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite or 7-Up)
  • 2-3 maraschino cherries
  • 1 candy cane


  1. Mix water with confectioners sugar until smooth and no lumps remain.
  2. Dip the rim of a glass in the sugar mixture, then immediately dip into coconut. Repeat for additional glasses if needed.
  3. Fill the prepared glass with desired amount of ice.
  4. Add grenadine to the glass.
  5. Fill the remainder of the glass with equal parts of ginger ale and lemon-lime soda.
  6. Garnish with maraschino cherries and a candy cane.