Homemade Candy Cane Vodka

This homemade candy cane vodka is the perfect holiday nip you need! Add to mugs of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of your favorite eggnog. You’ll love how easy it is to make your own flavored vodka plus it’s ready in just 24 hours! 

This homemade candy cane vodka is the perfect holiday nip you need! Add to mugs of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of your favorite eggnog. You'll love how easy it is to make your own flavored vodka plus it's ready in just 24 hours!

I figure since Christmas is this week I should finally start posting some Christmas recipes – right? Last Friday I gave you my FAVORITE Christmas cake (Cream Sherry Bundt Cake) but now I’m here to bring you something boooooooozy! Which, as we all know, is the best part about the holidays. How else do we handle crazy family members? Totally kidding.

Sort of…

This homemade candy cane vodka is the perfect holiday nip you need! Add to mugs of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of your favorite eggnog. You'll love how easy it is to make your own flavored vodka plus it's ready in just 24 hours!

BUT if you’re lucky and don’t have a crazy family you can enjoy this vodka just because you love the amazingness of vodka. Holla! Now, normally when I make flavored vodka I infuse it with fruit. However, for Christmas, I went full on candy cane. This vodka is PERFECTION and tastes great plain OR when added to coffee, hot chocolate or even eggnog.

The first step involves getting out a clean 16-ounce mason jar, adding in some mini candy canes (Ok, you can regular size candy canes too BUT the minis are so cute!) and then showering those candy canes in vodka. What type of vodka? To be honest I stick with the cheaper stuff when it comes to making my own flavored vodka. That doesn’t mean I buy the stuff that comes in plastic bottles (and hangs out at the bottom of the shelf) BUT I’m not going for the stuff I have to grab from the top either. Stick to the middle.

This homemade candy cane vodka is the perfect holiday nip you need! Add to mugs of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of your favorite eggnog. You'll love how easy it is to make your own flavored vodka plus it's ready in just 24 hours!

Then the vodka and the candy canes sit over night and BOOM homemade candy cane vodka! PLUS this vodka is pretty gorgeous in color so that alone is a reason, right? I personally like adding a little nip to my hot chocolate but Art thinks it’s the best thing EVER in eggnog.

This homemade candy cane vodka is the perfect holiday nip you need! Add to mugs of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of your favorite eggnog. You'll love how easy it is to make your own flavored vodka plus it's ready in just 24 hours!

Looking for more homemade booze? Try my homemade cassis, homemade strawberry vodka, homemade blueberry vodka or my homemade aged eggnog.

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Homemade Candy Cane Vodka

This homemade candy cane vodka is the perfect holiday nip you need! Add to mugs of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of your favorite eggnog. You'll love how easy it is to make your own flavored vodka plus it's ready in just 24 hours!

Yield: 16 ounces

Prep Time: 24 hours

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 24 hours

Ingredients:

  • 20 mini candy canes
  •  Vodka

Directions:

Take a clean 16-ounce mason jar and add in mini candy canes.

Pour in vodka to the top, leaving a bit of room so you can shake your mixture. The jar with candy canes should hold about 2 cups of vodka.

Add a lid to the mason jar, shake and let sit overnight. The next morning give the jar a shake and see if any candy canes remain in the jar. After 24 hours the candy should have dissolved in the vodka and you'll be left with a sweet peppermint vodka.

19 Responses to “Homemade Candy Cane Vodka”

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    cookbook queen — December 19, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I can’t wait to make this and add it to my hot chocolate!!

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    Carolyn — December 20, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Oh yeah! What a way to celebrate!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 20, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Bring me all the candy cane vodka. Please.

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — December 20, 2016 at 10:34 am

    You are a genius! This would be an incredible holiday gift (if I feel like sharing!)

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft — December 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I love this recipe and I’m heading to the store this afternoon to pick up a bottle of vodka. So festive and fun – cannot wait to try it!

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    The Food Hunter — December 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    what a delicious idea!

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    Krista — December 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    So easy and festive! Love this!

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    Karyn Granrud — December 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    So EASY and so YUMMY!! Cheers! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — December 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I’m making a jar for each of my brothers and sisters – and we gonna have a bit o’fun this weekend!

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    christine — December 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Well this is nothing short of brilliant. Perfect for adding to hot chocolate!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — December 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Cool! As a non-drinker even I can appreciate this clever idea!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 21, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Whaaat. This is such an amazing idea! I’ll have to try it.

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — December 21, 2016 at 6:14 am

    What an awesome idea! Easy and very festive!!

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    Jessica | The Novice Chef — December 21, 2016 at 8:51 am

    This little pink potion would be such a hit!

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    eat good 4 life — December 21, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Oh wow, never thought of this before. Such a great idea! Perfect for the holidays!

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    Joanne Bruno — December 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I actually normally don’t like vodka…but with a peppermint infusion, I could be convinced otherwise.

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    Lauren — December 21, 2016 at 10:31 am

    That’s aa great idea, it looks tasty!

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    Max Rack — December 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Wish i had seen this a week ago – fantastic idea for a christmas party

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    Miranda — December 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Candy cane vodka? Count me in!

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