Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 4: The Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails

On The Fourth Day of Christmas...

This Candy Cane Martini will be sure to give you a good kick to get you into the holiday spirit. After doing some research on candy cane and peppermint martinis I thought it might be best to concoct my own.  Most recipes call for Peppermint Schnapps but in order to keep most of my friends and sorority sisters from gagging I had to come up with an alternative.  So after many tastings, mixing and remixing, and the help of my husband and a wonderful friend this is what I give you for the Fourth Day of Christmas.

1 candy cane
1 tablespoon Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
3 ounces Stoli Vanilla Vodka
3/4 ounce Baily's Irish Cream
1 drop peppermint extract

Crush the candy cane and place on a small plate.  Pour the Hershey's Syrup on to a separate small plate.  Dip the rim of the martini glass first in the chocolate syrup and then into the crushed candy cane.  

Fill a shaker with ice and pour in the Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Baily's Irish Cream and the peppermint extract.  Give it a good shake and strain it into the candy cane rimmed martini glass.  Enjoy!