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!