Candy Cane Lovers, This Peppermint Martini Is for You

Will Dickey

Calling all candy canes lovers! If you’re seeking a refreshing, sweet, boozy ending to a , this is for you! It's a cocktail and sweet treat all in one, but that doesn't mean you have to skip dessert. Pair it with a , like easy , classic , or just an  for a delicious ending to any meal. 

How do you make a peppermint martini?

The recipe for a peppermint martini is as simple as it gets. With just three ingredients, it’s super simple to shake up. Start with peppermint schnapps for minty flavor, add vanilla vodka, and a splash of half-and-half. Shake it up and strain it into a martini or coupe glass. Garnish it with a candy cane or peppermint stick for even more festive flair!

What does peppermint schnapps taste like?

Peppermint schnapps provides the mint flavor in this cocktail. Unlike herbal mint, this is more like a cooling, sweet mint. The schnapps is slightly, but not overly sweet. If you do like a sweet cocktail, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of to the drink before shaking. 

Is vanilla vodka required for a peppermint martini?

Vanilla-infused vodka adds another layer of flavor to this simple drink, but you can substitute regular vodka and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to mimic the flavor. Some vodka brands make seasonal, peppermint varieties. Mint lovers: If you can find this flavor of vodka, try shaking it up in this drink!

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