Recipe courtesy of Darryl Robinson
Total:
35 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Garnish 
  • Peppermints or small candy canes, for garnish, optional
  • Lemon or lime slices, for garnish, optional
Martini
  • Ice
  • 4 slices fresh ginger
  • Pinch fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup* 

Directions

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.

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