A white chocolate candy cane martini is the perfect festive Christmas cocktail. Mix one up for your Christmas celebration or any other festive occasion. Guaranteed to make you feel like Buddy the Elf- in a good way!
Tis the season for all the fun cocktails! While it’s not quite as much fun as frozen cocktail season (hello boozy lemonade slushies!), Christmas cocktails like these white chocolate candy cane martinis are just so festive. They make me think of sparkles and pretty dresses and jazzy Christmas music.
I don’t know. Something about a martini makes me want to go to an old fashioned cocktail party in New York City somewhere swanky. Preferably with big Christmas trees. Perhaps a Christmas party in the Plaza? I don’t know. Anyway, I digress.
With homemade candy cane vodka for a huge shot of Christmas flavor and a hint of white chocolate liqueur and a splash of cream, these candy cane cocktails are the stuff Christmas cocktail dreams are made of. And they definitely should be added to one of the food groups Buddy the Elf talks about “Candy canes, candy corns, cookies, syrups…”
How to Make White Chocolate Candy Cane Martinis
Making these candy cane martinis is very easy. You only need a few ingredients:
- candy cane vodka (or peppermint vodka or plain vodka with 1/4 tsp peppermint extract and a couple drops of red food coloring)
- white chocolate liqueur
- cream or half and half
- white sugar and red sanding sugar
To make the martinis, I added 1 1/2 ounces of candy cane vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of white chocolate liquer and 1 ounce of cream to a shaker glass with ice. I gave it a good shake, and then poured it into a martini glass I rimmed with a mix of plain white sugar and red sanding sugar. This is totally optional, but I love extra sparkle especially at the holidays. Then I garnished the drink with a large candy cane because obviously.
Other Festive Cocktails I Love
White chocolate candy cane martinis are definitely a fun cocktail for the holiday season. If you want some options for a holiday cocktail party, try these other festive drinks:
- Cranberry Champagne Spritzer
- Pomegranate Rose Spritzer
- White Apple Sangria
- Red Apple Cider Sangria
- Christmas Drink with Rum and Mint
A white chocolate candy cane martini is the perfect festive Christmas cocktail. Guaranteed to make you feel like Buddy the Elf- in a good way!
- 1 1/2 ounces of candy cane vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces of white chocolate liquer
- 1 ounce of cream
- white sugar
- red sanding sugar
Combine the white sugar and red sanding sugar in a shallow, wide plate. Dip the rim of your martini glass in water and then dip the wet rim in the plate of sugar. Set aside.
Add 1 1/2 ounces of candy cane vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of white chocolate liquer and 1 ounce of cream to a shaker glass with ice. Give it a good shake, and then poured it into the rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane if desired. Enjoy!
If you don’t want to make homemade candy cane vodka, you can substitute peppermint vodka or vanilla vodka with 1/4 tsp peppermint extract and a couple drops of red food coloring.
- Category: drinks
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: candy cane cocktail. white chocolate candy cane martini, Christmas martini