Special equipment: Chilled cocktail glass
Make garnish first: Place red and white candy canes or peppermint candies in a resealable plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or a can to pound until as fine as sugar. Place the pounded peppermint in a small plate. Rim the glass with a slice of lemon or lime and dip the rim into the peppermint. Chill the glass.
Mix the ice, ginger, mint, vodka, and simple syrup with in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into the prepared chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with whole mini candy cane.
Recipes courtesy Darryl Robinson, Dr. Mixologist 2010