Want a fun and festive way to celebrate the holidays? This Peppermint Martini will do the trick! Your guests will love the crushed candy cane rim that complements the chocolate and peppermint flavors perfectly. Here’s instructions on how to make it.
This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and yields 1 cocktail.
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- cocktail shaker
- cocktail strainer
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.
- 2 oz vanilla vodka, chilled
- 1 oz white crème de cacao, chilled
- 1 oz Peppermint schnapps, chilled
- 3 oz peppermint candy, crushed
- 1/4 fresh lime
- small candy canes
Place the peppermint candy into a plastic bag and cover it with a towel.
Use a meat mallet or rolling pin to crush the candy into very small pieces.
Transfer the crushed candy pieces to a flat plate.
Moisten the rim of a martini glass with a small wedge of lime, ensuring that it is very well moistened.
Turn the martini glass upside down and place the moistened rim onto the plate of crushed peppermints.
Turn the glass gently to ensure that the entire rim is evenly coated.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, crème de cacao, and peppermint schnapps.
Shake the mixture vigorously until thoroughly combined.
Strain the chilled liquid into a prepared martini glass and add a small candy cane, if desired.