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Candy Cane Cocktail

Candy Cane Cocktail
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 hr 5 min
  • Servings 1
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.
By Jessica Walker
Updated March 13, 2013


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


  • 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.

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

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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