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candy cane martini is the perfect cocktail for the holiday season, it is composed of peppermint schnapps, vanilla vodka, and godiva's white chocolate liqueur

Candy Cane Martini – Cheers To The Christmas Season

A Candy Cane Martini is the perfect cocktail around the Christmas season. The peppermint flavor and festive colors of this drink really evoke the Christmas spirit. When gathering with your family and friends to exchange gifts and food, this adult refreshment is a must have. Each crisp sip reminds you of the feeling you had as a kid eating candy canes out of your stocking on Christmas morning!

Candy Canes

When you think of Christmas, do you think of candy canes? And when you think of candy canes, do you think of Christmas? I’m certain that you answered yes to at least one of those questions. Christmas and candy canes go hand in hand. After all, do you see candy canes for sale throughout the rest of the year? Not usually.

Back in my day (wow, do I sound old!), candy canes were peppermint flavored only. Once in a long while, you could find cherry flavored candy canes, but they were hard to come by.

Nowadays, you can find candy canes in every flavor under the sun. They are like the new jelly beans in regards to the different flavors. I’ve even seen buttered popcorn candy canes…I’m all for buttered popcorn, but not as a candy cane. No thank you!

I’d prefer to stick with the good old fashioned peppermint candy canes with the occasional cherry flavored ones. Nostalgia is a powerful thing! But seriously, candy canes are meant to be red and white and with the minty taste of peppermint. It’s the way Christmas was meant to be.

Peppermint Cheer

Peppermint has a distinct taste and you either love and can’t get enough of it or you just flat out despise it. Like many other Christmas staples, peppermint is on the short list of must-haves during the Christmas season.

Although you can find peppermint cookies, drinks, and candy year round, it is most popular in December. People love to stock up on peppermint chocolates that make up cookies or chocolate bark. Additionally, you find peppermint extract a lot more easily in the late fall/early winter months because that is BAKING SEASON! And the most popular things to bake around Christmas time? COOKIES, of course! Further, the very festive Christmas cookies are the ones that are minty and different from the regular chocolate chip cookies you eat throughout the year.

And let’s not forget about the hot chocolate season that begins in December. What is better than warm chocolate milk? Of course, it would be a warm chocolate milk with a candy cane in it!

All of these things remind you of Christmas so there is just one problem, we need a festive cocktail that is tied to this list of festive food and drinks. A candy cane martini is just what Santa is bringing you this year boys and girls!

Christmas Celebrations

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1.5 oz White Chocolate Liqueur Godiva is the best!
  • Marshmallow Fluff for garnish
  • 1 mini Candy Cane crushed

Instructions

Garnishing The Glass

  • Place the crushed candy cane on a small plate.
  • Spread marshmallow fluff around the rim of the martini glass.
  • Dip the rim of the martini glass into the crushed candy cane so that it sticks to the marshmallow fluff around the entire rim.

Making The Martini

  • Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way full with ice.
  • Add all drink ingredients to the shaker.
  • Shake well,
  • Pour into the garnished martini glass.

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candy cane martini is the perfect cocktail for the holiday season, it is composed of peppermint schnapps, vanilla vodka, and godiva's white chocolate liqueur
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Candy Cane Martini The Perfect Drink This Holiday Season

A Candy Cane Martini is the perfect alcoholic drink for the holiday season. Just a few key ingredients make up this peppermint candy in liquid form.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1.5 oz White Chocolate Liqueur Godiva is the best!
  • Marshmallow Fluff for garnish
  • 1 mini Candy Cane crushed

Instructions

Garnishing The Glass

  • Place the crushed candy cane on a small plate.
  • Spread marshmallow fluff around the rim of the martini glass.
  • Dip the rim of the martini glass into the crushed candy cane so that it sticks to the marshmallow fluff around the entire rim.

Making The Martini

  • Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way full with ice.
  • Add all drink ingredients to the shaker.
  • Shake well,
  • Pour into the garnished martini glass.
  • ENJOY!
    candy cane martini is the perfect cocktail for the holiday season, it is composed of peppermint schnapps, vanilla vodka, and godiva's white chocolate liqueur

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