Candy Cane Cocktail

This merry cocktail will keep spirits bright at your next holiday gathering. It's easy to make by infusing vodka with candy canes, then using more canes for a clever rim decoration.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 5 min
  • Servings 1

Candy Cane-Infused Vodka

3
cups vodka (your choice)
15
to 20 miniature candy canes

Rim-of-Glass Decoration

Chocolate-flavored syrup
Crushed candy canes

Cocktail

Ice
4
oz (1/2 cup) candy cane-infused vodka
2
oz (1/4 cup) peppermint schnapps

  • 1 To make infused vodka, pour vodka into airtight jar; add candy canes and seal jar. Let stand 10 to 12 hours to infuse the flavor, shaking periodically throughout the day.
  • 2 To decorate rim of glass, pour chocolate syrup on 1 plate; place crushed candy canes on second plate. Dip rim of glass into chocolate; dip immediately into candy.
  • 3 To make cocktail, in shaker full of ice, pour vodka and schnapps; shake. Pour into glass. If desired, squeeze some additional chocolate syrup into glass.

Expert Tips

You can also add some ginger ale or lemon-lime carbonated beverage to sweeten the drink if that’s your taste.