Homemade Candy Cane Vodka

  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 12 hours sitting time
  • Total Time: 22 minute
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x


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


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.


*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