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These holiday martinis are one of the season’s tastiest treats! This recipe for a candy cane martini is perfect for a night in front of the fire with your sweetie. Make a pitcher or large batch for a party!
What does a candy cane symbolize?
Before we get to the recipe, people have asked me many times – what does a candy cane symbolize? When you learn the answer, it’ll make lots of sense to you! Candy canes are made straight, but are most commonly made with a curbe on top. History tells us that the hook actually symbolizes the shephard’s crook. The shephards were the first to worship the baby Jesus, and so the candy cane represents them, according to the Christian faith. Find out more about the history of the candy cane over here.
How to make this awesome martini:
It couldn’t be easier – I promise!
- Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, schnapps, and creme de menthe on top.
- Shake for 10 seconds.
- Pour a small amount of peppermint schnapps onto a small plate.
- Dip your glass rim into the schnapps and then onto a plate holding your crushed candy cane to deorate the rim.
- Pour the shaken cocktail into the glass.
What ingredients are in this Christmas martini recipe?
- 5 oz vanilla vodka
- 2 oz creme de menthe (use white)
- 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
- 1 crushed candy cane for rim
Which glass is the right glass for a martini:
Honestly, you can use any glass you like, but I love a classic martini glass!
Festive candy cane rim:
You can switch this up a bit! Use multi-colored candy canes, candy cane dust, crystalized sugar – play with it and have fun!
Use multi-colored candy canes to mix it up! Having a blue Christmas theme? Use blue and white candy canes! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Use multi-colored candy canes to mix it up! Having a blue Christmas theme? Use blue and white candy canes!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Enjoy your holidays!
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