This fun and festive Candy Cane Martini is so tasty, and it only takes minutes to make! Serve these holiday cocktails up at your next party!
Christmas Eve is finally here – let’s start celebrating with this Candy Cane Martini!
How To Make Homemade Flavored Vodka
There are so many different flavored vodka out there to try and I’ve been working really hard to get through them all…
But sometimes it’s fun to try making your own flavored vodka. The possibilities are endless. All you need is some plain vodka and whatever you can imagine to infuse it with – and this time I chose candy canes.
You could also use this same idea to make this fun Champagne Jello Shot Recipe! Just swap out the champagne for infused or plain vodka and you’re ready to party!
Food Fanatic needed a few Christmas Cocktails and I was here to help with this martini recipe.
Candy is pretty much a free for all in our house for the month of December. The boys have an advent calendar with candy in it for the mornings (your welcome teachers) and if they want to grab a candy cane after school or after dinner they can.
The rest of the year candy is pretty limited so the boys love it.
This year my wife bought a ton candy canes and so did I. You know that whole communication thing…so we ended up with a LOT of candy canes.
What to do with all the extra candy canes? Make a Candy Cane Martini of course.
I started by infusing plain vodka with crushed candy canes and let that sit for a couple of days. Then I strained it and stored it in a container until I was ready to mix.
There were a lot of martini recipes I found using candy canes, but most of them used white crème de menthe or even evaporated milk to make the martini creamy…
For this martini recipe I decided not to add the creamy stuff, but instead I added vanilla schnapps to give it that hint of vanilla flavor that candy canes have.
And then you’ve got the cranberry juice to cut through all the sweetness of this Candy Cane Martini recipe, because they are on the sweet side…
Which is ok by me, it’s the holidays after all!