Tis the Season!
This simple candy cane infused cocktail is full of holiday cheer!
Sweet. Spicy. Tangy. Savory. You just can’t go wrong with tastes of the season! No wonder Andy Williams said, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” There’s something about these flavors that make me happy and create very delicious cocktails.
This candy cane martini recipe merges the flavors of homemade candy cane infused vodka, vanilla schnapps, and cranberry juice into a seasonal mixed cocktail you cannot put down.
We are one week closer to Christmas and my house is still full of Christmas candy from Saint Nicholas’ day. That’s December 6th for those who didn’t know. So when life gives you candy canes, make candy cane infused vodka!
Now, if you’ve never made candy cane infused vodka before, don’t worry. It’s very easy to do, and Erin from The Speckled Palate has a wonderfully simple recipe for you to follow if you want to make your own candy cane infused vodka.
Images in graphic from The Speckled Palate
I made this recipe to have on hand for the holidays, and I have at least three extra mason jars still infusing. You can bet someone’s getting these as a Christmas present wrapped with a bow and recipe card to make this fantastic martini.
Now let’s show you how to make this festive Candy Cane Martini recipe!
Candy Cane Martini
Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 5 Ounces Candy Cane Vodka
- 2 Ounces Vanilla Schnapps
- 2 Ounces Cranberry Juice
- Red Sugar for rims
- Halved Candy Cane for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Cocktail Glass
- Cocktail Shaker
Sugar Rims: Fill a small plate with red sugar, making sure the sugar on the plate is thick enough to cover the rim of your glass. Run a lemon or lime wedge along the rim of the glass. Dip rim into the sugar to evenly coat. Shake off excess and set aside.
Candy Cane Martini: Add candy cane infused vodka, vanilla schnapps, and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled, around 30 seconds or so. Strain evenly into sugar rimmed cocktail glasses. Garnish with half of a candy cane. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 150 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 3 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 3 Protein (g) 0.1 Sodium (mg) 8.5