The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas – Candy Cane Martini

Welcome to the first day of The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas!

For the next twelve days I will showcase some fun, festive and BOOZY (of course!) Christmas and Winter inspired drinks.  These drinks will be perfect for any Holiday party or family gathering. If any of you have a crazy family I know a few boozy drink recipes will come in handy…. 😉

Day one brings us a festive Candy Cane Martini recipe.  Not only does it taste great but it looks great too! Obviously it’s heavy on the mint flavor and packs a nice little punch by incorporating only two ingredients – vodka and peppermint schnapps.  So with an ingredient list so short and so full of alcohol I wouldn’t recommend drinking too many 🙂

Candy Cane Martini:

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 teaspoon peppermint schnapps

Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Option: Garnish with small candy cane or create a candy cane “rimmer” with crushed candy canes.

Source: That’s the Spirit!

16 Responses to “The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas – Candy Cane Martini”

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    girlichef — December 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

    How fun! I’ll take one 😉 Looking forward to all the boozy days of christmas!

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    Chiara — December 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

    12 boozy days of Christmas… I love it! I’m not much into sweet martinis… I’m kind of a martini purist… but I do love hot mulled wine when it’s cold out!

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    Reeni — December 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I love peppermint schnapps! So scrumptious!

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    Tiffany — December 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I love the idea! It’s sound amazing and so perfect for the holiday season..

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    Jessica — December 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    My hat’s off to you nutmeg nanny…you have combined two of my favorite things (mint and martinis) in the world…and it looks delicious!! I am so excited to see the rest of your creations:)

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    Joanne — December 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I’m all for boozing it up on Christmas! That’s what the holidays are for, right?

    This sounds soooo tasty!

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    Faith — December 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Such a cute idea, Brandy! Love the cute little candy cane close up. Also, I love your logo with Santa double-fisting, lol!

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    Katerina — December 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    With all this booz I hope ww will make it until Christmas. This looks so perfect.

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    Katerina — December 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    With all this booz I hope we will make it until Christmas. This looks so perfect.

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    Erica — December 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    hahahhaha I love it. What a fun idea. Totally festive

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    john — December 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — December 2, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I love the idea of 12 Boozy days of Christmas! So cute.

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    grace — December 3, 2010 at 5:38 am

    i’m not much of a booze-hound, but peppermint schnapps has always been a weakness. delicious cocktail!

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    megan — December 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It wouldn’t take me too many of these before I made an idiot of myself!!! LOL

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