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Easy Candy Cane Martini

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

0 minutes

Yield

2

Cheers! It’s the holiday season and who doesn’t love a festive drink that looks super cute, but also tastes amazing? This candy cane martini recipe is just that. It is a fun, festive drink to whip up on Christmas eve, or just on any day as you curl up and watch your favorite holiday movies.

Candy cane martini in glasses on counter with a winter setting.

Candy cane martini in glasses on counter with a winter setting

Why you’ll love this candy cane martini recipe:

  • Make it in less than 10 minutes
  • Uses easy-to-find ingredients
  • Looks adorable (and tastes great too)
  • Perfect for a holiday party or dinner

Candy cane martini in glasses on counter with a winter setting

How do you make candy cane martinis? 

First off you’ll need some simple ingredients for this candy cane martini recipe:

  • Ice
  • Creme de menth 
  • Vodka 
  • Peppermint extract
  • Vanilla
  • White sugar
  • Candy canes 

Sprinkled candy canes in a bowl.

Next, this is how it’ll all come together:

  1. To a large martini shaker, add the ice, creme de menth, vodka, pepper extract and vanilla
  2. Shake for 30 seconds and then quickly rim your glass by adding the sugar and water to a small plate
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Place two glasses you’ll be serving the drink in onto the sugar mixture then dunk into the crushed candy cane
  5. Pour the chilled cocktail into the glasses and garnish with more candy cane, fresh cranberries and mint!
  6. Voila!

Simple Organic Pure Vanilla for Candy Cane Martinis.

Candy Cane Martinis on countertop surrounded by holiday decor.

Simple Organic Pure Vanilla for Candy Cane Martinis.

For this recipe, I like to use Simply Organic Peppermint Flavor and Organic Vanilla. If you know me, you know Simply Organic’s products are always a staple in my kitchen. Having good, pure vanilla on hand is always key. You CAN taste the difference between the real thing and the cheap stuff. I like to use Simply Organic’s Pure Vanilla Extract because it’s high-quality and makes everything I put it in taste amazing. Their Vanilla Extract is made from premium Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and has no GMOs, sugar, or fake color or flavor. For their Peppermint Flavor, this adds that candy cane tastes you want in this recipe. It’s made with real peppermint plants grown in the USA. No added anything (sugars, fake flavors, fake colors, etc.), just certified organic peppermint flavor.

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Candy Cane Martini

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Smoothie & Drinks
  • Cuisine: Cocktail
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan-friendly Candy Cane Martini recipe is easy-to-make, and looks so beautiful and festive for the holiday season.


Ingredients

Scale

1 large cup of ice

2 ounces creme de menth

2 ounces vodka

1 tsp Simply Organic Peppermint Extract

1 tsp Simply Organic Vanilla

3 tbsp. white sugar

1 tbsp. water

5 small candy canes, crushed

a few fresh sprigs of mint


Instructions

To a large martini shaker, add the ice, creme de menth, vodka, pepper extract and vanilla.  Shake for 30 seconds and then quickly rim your glass by adding the sugar and water to a small plate.  Stir to combine.  Place two glasses you’ll be serving the drink in onto the sugar mixture then dunk into the crushed candy cane. Pour the chilled cocktail into the glasses and garnish with more candy cane, fresh cranberries and mint!

Keywords: recipe, vanilla, peppermint, rimms

Lauren

Ohhh this looks so fun and festive! 🎄

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you, Lauren!

Andrea

“It’s Candy cane time!!”

Maria Koutsogiannis

thanks, Andrea!

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