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Two finished Candy Cane Martinis

Candy Cane Martini

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy cane martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Brenda
If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit with some spirits, then try my Candy Cane Martini recipe. It's smooth and delicious. Perfect for the holidays as a treat to bring some cheer.
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  • Martini Glasses
  • Boston Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer


  • 1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • .25 ounce grenadine
  • crushed candy cane optional garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, and peppermint schnapps. Shake until very cold. About 20-30 seconds.
  • Add half and half. Swirl to combine.
  • In a chilled martini glass pour grenadine into the bottom and swirl around the edges.
  • Strain and pour Candy Cane Martini into glass.
  • Sip and enjoy responsibly.


Here are my best tips for making this recipe:
  • Always use high quality ice to make any cocktail
  • If you don't have vanilla vodka, then plain, whipped vodka or peppermint vodka will work.
  • If you use peppermint vodka, then cut back on the peppermint schnapps.
  • Creme de menthe will work in place of peppermint schnapps, but it will be green. I'd eliminate the grenadine in order to keep the color pretty.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 30mg