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Homemade Candy Cane Vodka

Homemade candy cane vodka is an adult peppermint treat. This delicious drink makes the perfect gift with minimal effort. Make some this holiday season for a festive treat!

2 jars of red candy cane vodka on dark in front of Christmas trees and candy canes

Candy Cane Vodka

Each and every year, I kid myself. I tell myself I am going to make lovely handmade gifts for everyone. Each year, I do not and find myself on December 23 scrambling to get my gifting on. Full disclosure: as I write this post, I am keep going back to Amazon thinking of little gifts for my kids. Sorry Amazon delivery person. I’ll leave you some chocolate chip cookies for your last minute deliveries.

Candy Cane Vodka- the Easy Homemade Gift that Keeps on Giving

Candy Cane Vodka

But, one thing I did this year! I made some homemade gifts like this candy cane vodka. Unlike gifts that require a ton of effort, this homemade candy cane vodka really doesn’t take much work at all. The result is delicious, perfectly pepperminty vodka that you can drink on its own or use to make a fancy mixed drink or even spike some peppermint hot chocolate.

And if you know someone that loves peppermint hot cocoa, you could do a totally homemade gift and give them a fancy homemade hot cocoa mix like this one from My Baking Addiction and some homemade peppermint vodka to spike it with. And maybe even include a couple of diy cinnamon ornaments for decoration.

How thoughtful! Who wouldn’t be happy to get a gift bag full of those goodies?

Making Homemade Candy Cane Vodka

Seriously, this is so easy, it’s almost embarrassing to call it a recipe. To make the vodka, I had some vanilla flavored vodka. I put 5 mini candy canes into each jar and poured 1 1/4 cups of vanilla vodka over the candy canes.

Candy Canes in mason jars ready for vodka

Use more vodka and extra candy canes if you are using a bigger jar. Then I put the lid on and let it sit on my counter overnight, shaking it periodically. The candy canes will dissolve in the vodka and the vodka will turn this really festive pinkish red color.

Add vanilla vodka to the jars. The candy canes will immediately start to dissolve.

Then I put a fine mesh strainer over a large measuring cup and poured the jars out over the strainer to filter out any undissolved candy cane pieces. I discarded those pieces and then poured the vodka back into the jars and sealed them.

Candy Cane Vodka in jars in front of Christmas tree

Candy Cane Vodka

Boom. Homemade gifts done.

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Homemade Candy Cane Vodka


  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 12 hours sitting time
  • Total Time: 44 minute
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x

Description

Homemade candy cane vodka is an adult peppermint treat. This delicious drink makes the perfect gift with minimal effort. Make some this holiday season for a festive treat!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla vodka*
  • 10 mini candy canes, unwrapped

Instructions

Put 5 mini candy canes into 2 jars with lids and pour 1 1/4 cups of vanilla vodka over the candy canes. Then put the lid on and let it sit on your counter overnight or up to 2 days, shaking the jars periodically. The candy canes will dissolve in the vodka and the vodka will turn this really festive pinkish red color.

Use a fine mesh strainer over a large measuring cup and pour the jars out over the strainer to filter out any undissolved candy cane pieces. Discard those pieces and then poured the vodka back into the jars and seal the jars to gift them or use for cocktails or drink on its own.

Notes

*You can use plain vodka if you prefer or have some on hand but the vanilla vodka really brings the flavor of the candy canes out.

  • Category: drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Christmas vodka, Christmas cocktail, candy cane vodka, peppermint vodka, peppermint cocktail

 

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