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Candy Cane Cocktail

The beloved Christmas candy evolves into a cocktail! Vanilla vodka, creme de menthe, white creme de cacao and crushed candy canes join forces to make this special holiday cocktail!
Course Drinks
Cuisine drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 259kcal
Author James


  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 small candy canes
  • 1 1/4 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/4 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 3/4 ounce creme de menthe


  • With a mallet, crush the candy canes into a powder leaving some pieces larger than others. Place in a small, flat dish large enough to accommodate the top of the martini or coupe glass.
  • Moisten a paper towel with some vanilla vodka and run it along the rim of your martini or coupe glass.
  • Dip the glass into the candy cane powder and set aside.
  • To a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, white creme de cacao, and creme de menthe.
  • Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  • Strain and pour into the garnished glass. Serve immediately!


  • For a clear drink as shown here, use white creme de cacao.  If you use the dark, the drink will be brown.
  • Pulverize the candy canes as much or as little as you like!  I like seeing some larger bits of candy cane on mine but do what works for you!
  • Martini and coupe glasses look the best but if you don't have those, a rocks glass can work well too.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.7g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 14.7g