Peppermint martini recipe

Make These Delicious Peppermint Martinis

It’s time to party and you may be looking for your signature drink. Grab some of those left over candy canes and get the booze off the shelf. Your guests will love the crushed candy cane rim that complements the chocolate and peppermint flavors perfectly. This is a fun easy recipe that is the perfect signature drink for your parties!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka, chilled
  • 1 oz. Peppermint schnapps, chilled1 oz. white crème de cacao, chilled

Rim:

  • 3 oz. peppermint candy, crushed
  • 1/4 fresh lime

Optional garnish:

  • small candy canes

Directions:

  1. Place peppermint candy in a plastic bag and cover with a towel. Pound bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin until the candy is crushed into very small pieces. Transfer crushed candy pieces to a flat plate.
  2. Run a small wedge of lime around the rim of a martini glass until it is very well moistened. Turn the martini glass upside down and place moistened rim onto plate of crushed peppermints. Turn the glass gently to ensure the entire rim is evenly coated.
  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, crème de cacao, and peppermint schnapps. Shake vigorously until thoroughly combined. Strain chilled liquid into a prepared martini glass and add a small candy cane, if desired. Serve immediately.

TIP: Make sure you use the white crème de cacao for this recipe. The taste of the dark version works well, but it won’t give you the look you are after.

Make These Delicious Peppermint Martinis

Make These Delicious Peppermint Martinis

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka, chilled
  • 1 oz. Peppermint schnapps, chilled1 oz. white crème de cacao, chilled
  • Rim:
  • 3 oz. peppermint candy, crushed
  • 1/4 fresh lime
  • Optional garnish:
  • small candy canes

Instructions

  1. Place peppermint candy in a plastic bag and cover with a towel. Pound bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin until the candy is crushed into very small pieces. Transfer crushed candy pieces to a flat plate.
  2. Run a small wedge of lime around the rim of a martini glass until it is very well moistened. Turn the martini glass upside down and place moistened rim onto plate of crushed peppermints. Turn the glass gently to ensure the entire rim is evenly coated.
  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, crème de cacao, and peppermint schnapps. Shake vigorously until thoroughly combined. Strain chilled liquid into a prepared martini glass and add a small candy cane, if desired. Serve immediately.
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