Vanilla Peppermint Martini

Candy canes are synonymous with Christmas and this pretty cocktail is a must for every holiday celebration this season. The fresh sprig of mint and crushed candy cane rim add just enough elegance to entice every guest in attendance. This peppermint martini goes down cool and warms you up just as quickly. If you are looking for an easy and elegant cocktail to serve than look no further. You have arrived!


Vanilla Peppermint Martini


Candy canes
2 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce peppermint schnapps
Fresh mint


Crush your choice of candy canes to rim the martini glasses. If you don’t want to rim with crushed candy canes then just dangle a miniature candy cane on the rim of each glass.

Chill the martini glasses by filling with crushed ice and cold water.

Remove the water and ice from martini glasses. Wet glass rim with lime wedge and coat with crushed candy canes.

Pour vodka and schnapps in a shaker over crushed ice and shake well.

Strain peppermint martini into glass and add mint sprig.

Your guests will love these festive drinks.

Photography by Jeanine Thurston

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33 Responses to “Vanilla Peppermint Martini”

  1. 1
    sweetlife — December 20, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    a perfectly sweet holiday cocktail…great recipe!!


    • muybuenocookbook replied: — December 21st, 2010 @ 8:42 am

      Thank you!!! They have been fun to look at and drink 😉

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    amelia from Z Tasty Life — December 21, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    gorgeous and refreshing!

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    freshandfoodie — December 22, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Beautiful! What a great (and delicious!) idea.

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — December 22nd, 2010 @ 9:29 am

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    Babygirl — December 22, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Very nice martini recipe. I enjoyed reading this

  7. 5
    itsacupcakeworld — December 22, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    this would be a great addition to a holiday party! I love it, and it looks so pretty!

  8. 6
    kooksfood — December 23, 2010 @ 12:16 am

    I’m definitely trying this for Xmas. Thanks!

  9. 7
    eddev9 — December 23, 2010 @ 2:13 am

    simply delicious!

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    Elle from Ellesreview — December 23, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    What a great addition to my Christmas menu! Thanks for sharing; I will be trying this.

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    Peanut butter and chocolate — December 26, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    Awesome recipe and pics, looks great, fits the holidays by motives and “spirit” :)

    Itai Matos (TFIM)

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    Mark — January 24, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Nice work. I love the crushed candy canes around the rim. A very festive drink for the festivus time.

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 25th, 2011 @ 10:41 am

      Thanks Mark! They were quite the hit for the holidays! If you like drinks stay tuned for a very exciting drink we have planned for Valentine’s Day!!!

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    julianna — October 8, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    we just tried this and it’s SO STRONG and not very good. My boyfriend actually spit it out. I’m sorry to write it but I think people should know! at least it looked nice.

    • Muy Bueno Cookbook replied: — October 10th, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

      Hi Julianna, don’t let the pretty candy canes fool you, this is a very strong drink. Hence no simple syrup or agave nectar to sweeten it up. If you want to make it less potent try adding less vodka and some simple syrup made with some fresh mint leaves. Please give it another try and let me know how it works out. I may redo the recipe for this Christmas season and repost it with the lighter version for the sweeter palate. Thanks for visiting and leaving us your honest comments. Salud!

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    Juli A — December 9, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    These sound and look so tasty! Had to share on my holiday cocktail roundup. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — December 25th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

      Thank you Juli A! Thanks for sharing Muy Bueno. Feliz Navidad.

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