Holiday Drinks: Candy Cane Martini

candy can martini
Original image taken by Tim Miller

In an effort to add more holiday-themed drinks, I turn to one of my long time friends who I’ve shared many drinks with over the years, both at a bar and at his home. Tim Miller has faithfully created the Candy Cane Martini.

Making It

Take 1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka [he used Stoli brand] and 1/2 oz. peppermint schnapps into a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into small martini glass and add tonic or club soda [I think club soda might be a better match here, without taking away from the flavor of the vodka/schnapps mixture]. Garnish with candy cane.

Variation

One variation I can think of here is to add finely crush bits of candy cane into the shaker for not only for a fancier presentation, but for taste.

Tim’s response after trying this: “very good, but will omit the tonic next time.”

Who else has had one of these martinis or a variation on it?

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