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Candy Cane Martini

It doesn't get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. 

It doesn't get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. #ProgressiveEats

Thanksgiving has passed, and I hope you all had a great holiday! Now, it's on to the winter holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, or Kwanzaa or something else, it's a fun time of year.

Our host, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake!, has chosen an elegant cocktail party as our Progressive Eats theme this month. I love cocktail parties, especially around Christmas time.

It doesn't get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. #ProgressiveEats

This candy cane martini is a fun, festive way to celebrate the holidays. First, the glass is rimmed with crushed candy canes, adhered with light corn syrup. Next, it's flavored with peppermint schnapps.

As for the other ingredients, I had whipped cream vodka on-hand. Use vanilla or even regular, if that's what you have. I had a bit of a tough time finding white chocolate liqueur in my area (don't get me started on Pennsylvania's draconian grip on alcohol sales), and if you can't find it either, use regular chocolate liqueur, and make it a chocolate candy cane martini!

It doesn't get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. #ProgressiveEats

If you're serving a large crowd, you can mix together the vodka, liqueur and schnapps ahead of time, and store in a pitcher. Measure out 3 fluid ounces of the mixture and swirl with 2 fluid ounces of half-and-half per cocktail.

What's your favorite drink to serve at a holiday cocktail party?

It doesn't get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. #ProgressiveEats

It doesn't get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. #ProgressiveEats

Candy Cane Martinis

Yield: 2 martinis
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

It doesn’t get more festive than a candy cane martini for the holidays! Shake up a batch of this creamy cocktail for your holiday party. 

Ingredients

  • 1 candy cane, finely crushed
  • Light corn syrup, for rimming the glasses
  • 3 oz whipped cream vodka
  • 3 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • 3 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 4 oz half-and-half
  • Ice
  • Mini candy canes, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the light corn syrup on to a small shallow dish. Pour the crushed candy canes onto another small shallow dish. 
  2. Dip two martini glasses first in the corn syrup, then in the crushed candy canes. 
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and peppermint schnapps. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 
  4. Add the half-and-half to the cocktail shaker, and swirl to combine. 
  5. Divide the cocktail between the two martini glasses, garnish with a mini candy cane and serve. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 7gSodium: 37mgSugar: 34gProtein: 2g

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Monday 4th of November 2019

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Theresa

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

These look amazing! Where did you end up finding white chocolate liqueur? I live in PA too (a little north of Philly) and have such a hard time finding a lot of the fun flavored liquors I see people use online. ?

Coleen

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

I found it in the liquor store inside the Acme in Horsham -- it was at the register in little mini bottles. If you go to the Fine Wine and Good Spirits website, you can bring up white chocolate liqueur and locate a store that carries it: http://bit.ly/2OfjUWh

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Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Whipped cream vodka? Wow! I have a lot of cocktail education to catch up on. While the vodka sounds fascinating, my favorite part of this drink is actually the candy cane rim:)

Jenni

Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Beautiful and perfect for the season! Cheers, Coleen!

Liz

Tuesday 28th of November 2017

What a dreamy cocktail! I think this could go down WAY too easily :)

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