Holiday Cocktails: Candy Cane Martini

cc martini One of our favorite things to do with candy canes is to suck on the end until it's razor-sharp, and then jab people in the solar plexus. Aren't we fun? A better idea that doesn't involve getting punched in the nose is to use candy canes as an ingredient in a holiday cocktail, like so … CANDY CANE MARTINI Ingredients • 1½ ounces of Grey Goose Vanilla • 1/2 oz. peppermint schnapps • 1 oz. club soda • Garnish with crushed candy canes Instructions • Rim a martini glass with the crushed carcass of candy canes (use a lot or a little — your choice) • Pour vodka, schnapps, and club soda into cocktail shaker; add ice • Strain into the martini glass. If you want to avoid putting candy cane guts on your glass, you can dangle a candy cane instead.
*Photography by Erica Schultz.

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