Candy Cane Martini #SundaySupper

     This week #SundaySupper is hosted by Conni of The Foodie Army Wife.  Conni chose the theme to be Holiday Drinks and Appetizers.  When I first heard the theme I immediately wanted to make a holiday drink.  I don’t often make cocktails at home but when I do I like them to be pretty and festive.

     Since I bought several boxes of candy canes last week I really wanted to make a cocktail that incorporated them into the drink.  I saw several recipes for Candy Cane Martini’s and picked one that sounded the best to me.

      Vanilla vodka, chocolate vodka, and peppermint schnapps are combined in a shaker filled with ice then poured into a candy cane rimmed glass.   While the beverage is clear, it begins to turn pink once a candy cane is hung off the side.  It’s a beautiful and festive holiday beverage that tastes amazing too.  The chocolate and vanilla vodkas mix together and have just a hint of the peppermint schnapps. 

Candy Cane Martini  (adapted from 101 Martinis (Wiley & Sons, 2006) by Kim Haasarud as seen on My Recipes)
1 1/4 oz. vanilla vodka
1 1/4 oz. chocolate vodka
1 oz. peppermint schnapps
Candy canes for garnish

1.  Crush half of your candy canes and place in a dish.  Wet the rim of a martini glass with water and dip the edges into the candy canes.

2.  Pour the vanilla vodka, chocolate vodka, and peppermint schnapps into a shaker filled with ice.

3.  Shake hard and strain into the prepared martini glass. 

4.  Garnish with a candy cane.

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres

In honor of the Sandy Hook victims and their families, we have cancelled our regularly scheduled #SundaySupper Chat this week.

Let this be a time when we renew our faith in the power of love and realize the importance of time with our families.

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  1. This Cocktail is sooo fun! I can’t wait to try it this season. Thanks for sharing during #SundaySupper

  2. I don’t drink cocktails but I’d serve this one. My daughter would love this!

  3. I love the candy cane rim and the fact the drink starts to turn pink. I love peppermint so this sounds like a winner!

  4. Ooh, boy! This is my kind of martini! Of course, I’d probably be under the table after one glass :/ Perfect for the holidays…and so beautifully garnished!!!

  5. This is a party cocktail! Love it!

  6. Mmmmm nice and minty I bet!! All these alcoholic beverages is making this pregnancy a tad bit harder. LOL :)

  7. This sounds and looks so festive. Very nice! ~ Bea @ galactopdx

  8. If I keep tasting all of these fabulous drinks. I don’t know if I will be able to go to work tomorrow. LOL…. Can’t wait to try.

  9. Oh my what a martini! So festive and fun to watch it turn pink. A real party sipper for sure.

  10. I am a martini gal and that looks very good!!

  11. This is all about party – it’s perfect!!

  12. Ooo, I have been looking forward to this one since I saw your recipe’s title! That looks perfect for a winter time party!

  13. So pretty!

  14. Very festive martini, and so pretty! Love the flavors, though I could never finish one whole glass!

  15. Candy Cane in a cocktail sounds so festive and pretty!Perfect party drink!

  16. This sounds like a lovely and festive cocktail! Thanks for sharing…yum!

  17. Oh yum – this is the quintessential holiday cocktail! I love how beautifully you presented your drink. And if Paula can’t finish her glass, I’ll gladly do it for her ;) Happy holidays!

  18. Such a pretty color, and sound amazing for the holidays!

  19. A minty martini! The candy cane makes it fun!

  20. Oh how clever to do a candy cane rimmed glass, I love it.

  21. Wow, this sounds like the perfect holiday drink! Definitely loving the candy cane-rimmed glass :) Found you via Mealtime Mondays. I am having a little hop over at my blog this week too if you’d like to share: Have a great day!

  22. CUTE! I just made candy cane vodka from a few broken candy canes. It looks like pepto but is so delicious. I love your festive take on this martini.

  23. I LOVE martinis and know that I would adore these!

  24. I confess the husband and I usually go for lemonade. However, Hezzi-D’s Candy Cane Martinis may have changed our minds!

  25. Great photo! New camera must be paying off :-)

  26. That looks like a fun party drink. Can’t wait to try it.

  27. I love the candy cane rim!

  28. look so festive and pretty ! yummm !

  29. Such the perfect holiday drink! When does happy hour start ;)

  30. I love this! Vanilla vodka is the bomb!

  31. Sounds heavenly! I could use one right now….pinned!

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