Monday Funday – Candy Cane Martini

So, we were trying to come up with a “candy cane” themed-drink for the December holidays that didn’t taste like mouthwash – too minty, with alcohol, sort of “sharp”.   And here is what the mixologists came up with.  The best part is bashing the candy canes (mini) into a salty/sugary sort of grainy dust beforehand.  It’s very cathartic and refreshing in a way.  Drink up!

Candy Cane Martini

Candy Cane Martini


1 oz. Vanilla vodka

1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps (so vile on its own, but here – a star!)

1/2 oz. simple syrup

Shot grenadine for color
4 candy canes

4 miniature candy canes (crushed in a Ziploc bag or between tea towels into fine sugar-like grains – nothing sharp!)
4 Maraschino cherries


Bash the mini candy canes – once you’ve done this, dip the rims of the martini glasses in a little lemon juice or lime juice and coat with crushed candy canes.

1. Pour all of the liquid ingredients into a shaker 1/2 full of clean and square ice cubes, cracked if you have ’em.
2. Shakety shakety shake shake!
3. Strain and pour into chilled martini glasses.

Garnish with  a candy cane and a maraschino cherry with stem on.

About lseccuro

As a mom, lifestyle expert, surfer and event planner, I love to discover the next uber-cool thing! Whether it's a shoe, a wine, a food, a photographer, a designer, a blog, a flower or a travel spot, you can find me trolling for it! I also like to blog about the kids and how running a household like this keeps me grounded. I love all things beautiful, but mostly Mr. F4 and the little ones, Ava and Leo. Things I love: sparkly anything, homecooked meals, snowy white sheets, holidays, photography, monograms, antique silver, reading everything I can get my hands on, Pilates, learning anything new, antiquing, gardening, collecting cookbooks and shoes, mixing slouchy sofas w/ sleek chairs, collecting china, the beach, Ruzzetti & Gow seashells, seersucker, Sharpies, Chanel lipgloss, counting my blessings. Drop me an email or a comment and I look forward to meeting you!

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