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.
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.
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!
Yield: 16 ounces
Prep Time: 24 hours
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 24 hours
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.