Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about holiday cocktails.
If you’re looking for a festive drink that will get you in the Christmas spirit, try this candy cane martini recipe.
It combines two of our favorite things- vodka and peppermint!
The best part is, it can be made ahead of time and served as a cocktail or punch throughout the holidays.
You can make this candy cane vodka cocktail with regular vodka or candy cane vodka (check my recipe for a DIY version)
Follow these easy-to-follow steps below to make your own festive drink.
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Candy Cane Martini Recipe
This easy to make peppermint martini is:
- Perfect for Christmas and the holidays
- Full of the flavors of the season
- Easy to make
Peppermint is a classic holiday flavor and this cocktail is one of my favorite peppermint schnapps cocktails for this exact reason.
If you love minty Christmas cocktails, make sure to check out my Peppermint Martini With Baileys.
That cocktail has creme de menthe for a slightly different mint flavor.
What is in the Candy Cane Martini?
This peppermint vodka martini is chocolately, minty and strong! There are three different kinds of alcohol in this drink so it is definitely an adults-only beverage (I think you knew that though!).
This candy cane vodka cocktail contains:
- Creme de Cacao
- Peppermint schnapps
- Heavy cream
You may also want to add sprinkles for a garnish although this is optional.
What tools do I need to make the Candy Cane Martini Recipe?
You really don’t need much in order to make this cocktail which makes it perfect for any party or large gathering when you want to whip them up in minutes.
If you like the cute martini glass I used in the photos, I got it here.
The only tool you’ll need to make this cocktail:
- A cocktail shaker
- A strainer for pouring the drink without the ice.
Don’t have the tools you need?
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, a large mason jar works just as well in a pinch.
Use the mason jar lid or a plate to strain the drink if you don’t own a strainer.
How To Make The Candy Cane Vodka Cocktail
Step 1:Combine the ingredients
Place the vodka, creme de cacao and peppermint schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 15 seconds.
Step 2: add the cream
After shaking, add the heavy cream to the cocktail shaker
Step 3: Add the grenadine
Pour the grenadine into the bottom of the martini glass
Step 3: Strain
Strain the drink into a martini glass
Step 4: Garnish and Serve
Garnish with a candy cane. You can also rim your glass with candy cane pieces – get the tutorial here.
Candy Cane Vodka Cocktail – Final Thoughts
This candy cane vodka martini is perfect for the holidays. The chocolate, mint and vodka fuse to make the perfect Christmas cocktail.
Candy Cane Vodka Cocktail
This candy cane martini is easy to make and perfect for your next holiday gathering.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Creme de Cacao
- 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps
- 1 oz Heavy Cream
- 1/4 oz Grenadine
- Place the vodka, creme de cacao and peppermint schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 15 seconds.
- After shaking, add the heavy cream to the cocktail shaker
- Pour the grenadine into the bottom of the martini glass
- Garnish with a candy cane. You can also rim your glass with candy cane pieces - get the tutorial here.
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