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.

This post linked to:
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Comments

  1. says

    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!!!

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