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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Chill the martini glasses by filling with crushed ice and cold water.
  3. Remove the water and ice from martini glasses. Wet glass rim with lime wedge and coat with crushed candy canes.
  4. Pour vodka and schnapps in a shaker over crushed ice and shake well.
  5. Strain peppermint martini into glass and add mint sprig.
  6. Your guests will love these festive drinks.

Photography by Jeanine Thurston

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34 comments

  1. a perfectly sweet holiday cocktail…great recipe!!

    sweetlife

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

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  4. Very nice martini recipe. I enjoyed reading this

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

  6. I’m definitely trying this for Xmas. Thanks!

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

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

    Thanks,
    Itai Matos (TFIM)

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

  11. 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.

    • 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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  13. These sound and look so tasty! Had to share on my holiday cocktail roundup. Thanks for the inspiration! http://blog.inspirationbug.com/2011/12/09/cocktail-holiday-cheer-in-a-glass/

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