Recipe courtesy of Darryl Robinson

Candy Cane Martini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Peppermints or small candy canes, for garnish, optional

Lemon or lime slices, for garnish, optional



4 slices fresh ginger

Pinch fresh mint leaves

2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup


Special equipment:
Chilled cocktail glass
  1. 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.
  2. Mix the ice, ginger, mint, vodka, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into the prepared chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with whole mini candy cane.

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