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Dec 19

White Hot Chocolate Candy Cane Martini {Candy Cane Infused Vodka}

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Candy Cane Martini

I used to loooooooove martinis. I’d drink them all the time. It was my choice drink when going out. Then I had a kid and my tolerance level for alcohol dropped to -134.

And, really. No one likes a hangover. But no one likes a hangover less than a mom. It’s one thing when you can lay around in your PJs and eat pizza all day with a headache. It’s quite another when you add a kid to the mix. I learned early on that Mama Dorothy is a 1 drink, glass of wine girl.

But sometimes I miss martinis. I miss vodka. And…sometimes you get the urge to do stuff with Vodka…like introduce it to a new BFF…the candy cane.

Candy Cane Martini

Add some candy canes to a jar. Take some pretty photos.

Candy Cane Martini

Add in a bunch of little bottles of vodka {because you’re too cheap to spring for a whole bottle}. Remember when alcohol was actually affordable?

Oh, wait. That was also before I had a kid. #mankidsareexpensive

Wait a day or two. The vodka turns pink!

Candy Cane Martini

Pour it back into little bottles…and you have the perfect gift! You know, I’m actually kind of shocked that Smirnoff or whoever doesn’t have a specialty line of holiday Vodkas. Peppermint, Eggnog, Pumpkin. Or, maybe they do and my store doesn’t just carry them. It doesn’t matter though…making your own infused vodka is way more fun.

And so is making martinis at noon. The problem is….you have to wait to drink them until evening. Well…if you have a kid you do. Or should. Probably not everyone waits…

Mix the candy cane (chocolate) vodka with hot cocoa to make a white chocolate martini. Or…

Candy Cane Martini

It was pretty good plain too…although if I drank that whole thing of straight vodka…I probably wouldn’t want to look at another candy cane for a very, very long time. 😉

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Candy Cane Infused Vodka

Ingredients

  • Candy Canes (3-4 per 2 cups of Vodka)
  • Vodka (Try using flavored vodka; I used chocolate vodka)
  • Large jar

Instructions

  1. Break candy canes and place in the bottom of a jar. Pour vodka over candy cans and close jar. Let sit in refrigerator until candy canes have dissolved. (Mine dissolved overnight.) Package in mini bottles for a great gift!

Recipe Notes

I bought little bottles of vodka at a liquor store and then reused the bottles for gifting.

Print

Candy Cane Infused Vodka

Ingredients

  • Candy Canes (3-4 per 2 cups of Vodka)
  • Vodka (Try using flavored vodka; I used chocolate vodka)
  • Large jar

Instructions

  1. Break candy canes and place in the bottom of a jar. Pour vodka over candy cans and close jar. Let sit in refrigerator until candy canes have dissolved. (Mine dissolved overnight.) Package in mini bottles for a great gift!

Recipe Notes

I bought little bottles of vodka at a liquor store and then reused the bottles for gifting.

Enjoy!

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