Let’s talk about the holidays. I feel like once Thanksgiving is over it’s game on for holiday parties and get togethers. It’s one of those times when I see people that I haven’t seen all year because suddenly everyone wants to have a party and invite everyone they know.
Don’t get me wrong, for the past 3 years we’ve had a holiday party and it’s been really fun. I work all week to make appetizers, desserts, and cocktails that everyone will love. It’s a ton of work but it’s always fun and we always have a lot of people. Sadly, we won’t be having our party this year because baby J is not quite 4 months old yet and having a house full of people partying half the night wouldn’t be much fun for him.
But just because we aren’t having a big holiday party doesn’t mean we won’t be having small gatherings. I’ll still be cooking up appetizers and desserts and anytime we have people over I like to have a signature cocktail. Since it is Christmas time I wanted a cocktail that worked with the holiday.
When I think of Christmas I think of eggnog, gingerbread, and candy canes. I recently made a Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte that was amazing so I didn’t want to make another gingerbread beverage. I looked at what we had in our liquor stash and had everything I needed for a Candy Cane Martini.
Now I made a Candy Cane Martini years ago but it was totally different. This one is creamy and totally delicious. It tastes of chocolate and candy canes. It has just 4 ingredients that are shaken together and poured into a candy cane rimmed martini glass. You can even garnish it with a miniature candy cane if you have them!
- 1 ounce peppermint vodka
- 1 ounce chocolate liqueur (or white chocolate liqueur)
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce half and half
- crushed candy canes
- Rub the rim of a martini glass with honey and dip into the crushed candy canes. Set aside.
- In a shaker combine the peppermint vodka, chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and half and half. Shake and pour into the prepared martini glass.
- Garnish with a miniature candy cane if desired.