Friday, December 4, 2009

Candy Cane Cocktails

It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and that means candy cane cocktails! I found the recipe for this peppermint drink two years at on the Food Network Web site and it has become an annual tradition ever since. Candy cane cocktails are a little bit sweet, a little bit minty, and a little bit creamy, and they are a perfect way to get in the mood for the holiday season.

Candy Cane Cocktail

1 shot vanilla rum

1 shot white chocolate liqueur
1 shot peppermint schnapps
mini candy canes

Shake the liquid ingredients together in a cocktail shaker (or just stir them together), pour into a martini glass, and garnish with a mini candy cane.

I tend to buy Cruzan vanilla rum and Godiva white chocolate liqueur, which is nice and creamy. I also recommend using mini candy canes—the first year I used large candy canes and they just kept getting in the way and falling out of my glass.

The candy cane cocktail is a great drink at any holiday gathering. You can check out the original recipe here:

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