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A silver tray with Candy Cane Martinis with crushed peppermint rim and candy cane garnish.
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Candy Cane Martinis

Candy Cane Martinis are a festive Christmas cocktail made with Homemade Peppermint Vodka and are an easy homemade holiday hostess gift!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks & Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Cane Martini, Christmas Cocktail, Peppermint Vodka
Servings: 4
Calories: 442kcal


Infused Vodka:

  • 1 large bottle vodka
  • 16 full-size candy canes

Candy Cane Martinis:

  • 2 full-size candy canes crushed reserve for rim garnish
  • 3 tablespoons Cream de Cacao - white clear
  • 2 tablespoons Peppermint Schnapps
  • Marshmallow Creme
  • 2 cups candy cane vodka - homemade or Peppermint Vodka


Make Homemade Candy Cane Infused Peppermint Vodka:

  • Unwrap 14 full-size candy canes, crush in a food processor for 30 seconds or use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin. Crush to a fine powder.
  • Using a funnel, pour the candy cane powder into a large pretty glass decorative bottle and fill with vodka. Shake to mix crushed candy cane, it will completely dissolve overnight.

Make the Candy Cane Martinis

  • Garnish the martini glass rim: crush 2 full-size candy canes into small pieces. Use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.
  • Dip the glass rim in marshmallow cream, spread on a plate, and then dip in the crushed candy cane on a second plate.
  • Mix, the martini:
  • Combine 2 cups candy cane vodka (or peppermint vodka), 3 tablespoons white creme de cacao, and 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  • Shake vigorously. Pour into martini glass. Hang a candy cane off glass rim.
  • Cheers!


Note: Try Candy Cane Vodka in hot chocolate or eggnog, and this makes a wonderful Christmas gift with a cute tag.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 27g