Candy Cane Cocktails

Nothing says Christmas like the candy cane. These cocktails take the simple symbol of the season to the next (boozy) level.


Crushed peppermint candies for the rim of the glass

¾ oz. berry vodka

¾ oz. peppermint schnapps

¾ oz. white crème de cacao

¼ oz. grenadine

1 oz. half and half

1 splash soda water

1. Rim a cocktail glass with the crushed candies, using one of the liquid ingredients to wet the rim.

2. Pour the vodka, schnapps, crème de cacao and grenadine into a shaker with ice. Shake well.

3. Strain into the cocktail glass. Fill with half and half and soda water. Serve.


4 parts prosecco

1 part peppermint vodka

Chocolate chips and crushed candy canes for the glass

1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave bowl, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour the crushed candies into a bowl and dip the rims of the glasses into the melted chocolate, then into the crushed candy. Place the glasses in the fridge to harden.

2. Fill glasses with prosecco and peppermint vodka. Serve.


1 oz. vodka

3 oz. cranberry juice

½ oz. grenadine

½ oz. peppermint schnapps

Splash of Sprite or 7Up

Ice cubes

Crushed candy canes for garnish

1. Dip the rim of the glass in water, then into the crushed candy canes.

2. Add ice to a shaker, then add vodka, grenadine, schnapps and cranberry juice.

3. Strain into the glass, then top with soda.


16 oz. peppermint schnapps

16 oz. white crème de cacao

2 quarts half and half Splash grenadine syrup

16 mini candy canes

1. Mix the first four ingredients in a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, at least an hour.

2. Stir the mixture well, then pour into martini glasses.

Garnish with a mini candy cane and serve.


½ oz. peppermint schnapps ½ oz. white chocolate liqueur ½ oz. half and half Candy cane sticks Whipped cream

1. Muddle the candy cane sticks.

2. Rim a shot glass in corn syrup and muddled candy cane sticks.

3. In a mixing glass with ice, add schnapps, liqueur and half and half. Shake.

4. Strain into the shot glass.

Top with whipped cream and serve.