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Candy Cane Cocktail

This delicious cocktail, perfect for the holiday season, is courtesy of Charles Corpion from The Four Seasons.

  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
Candy Cane Cocktail

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Winter 2008


  • 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white creme de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.

Reviews (5)

  • Littlebird0 18 Nov, 2011

    We had a cocktail christmas party last year. And out of all the drinks we made this was the biggest hit. Everyone really enjoyed it and I got a lot of calls after the party for the recipe.

  • haleyb2b 26 Dec, 2010

    These were a hit! They are definitely more like candy than peppermint, but still very tasty. We didn't worry too much about getting the peppermint lining just right, and it looked just fine with bigger pieces on the rim. I measured out 1/2 tsp for the creme de menthe

  • saradono 11 Jan, 2010

    I'm not a big drinker but I hosted a New Years Party and this was a HUGE HIT!!! It tasted like candy and everyone had seconds, thirds...

  • DaycareDiva 30 Dec, 2008

    This was a bomb at our Christmas eve dinner. The candy cane was hard to get to stay on the glasses. And by the fourth glass the candy all stuck together. Not a hit for us.

  • momx4 18 Dec, 2008

    We tried this last night and loved it! Very yummy and festive! We definetly didn't mind carrying on with Christmas preparations while sipping this.

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