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Peppermint Martini


Description

This festive peppermint martini is creamy, sweet and bursting with peppermint flavor, finished with a colorful candy cane rim.


Ingredients

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Tools Needed

FOR THE RIM

Option #1: Sugar Rim 

  • Red cookie icing
  • Red sugar and crushed candy canes
  • 12 tablespoons crushed candy canes

Option #2: Chocolate Rim

  • Chocolate syrup
  • 12 tablespoons crushed candy canes

FOR THE PEPPERMINT MARTINI

Ingredients

  • 2 oz chocolate liqueur or white chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz crème de menthe
  • 2 oz creamer (vanilla, optional)

FOR THE GARNISH


Instructions

For the Rim

  • Pick Option #1 or Option #2. Then, dip the rim of the martini glass in chocolate syrup or red cookie frosting. Next, dip the sticky rim into a rimmed, shallow plate filled with red sugar and/or candy canes.

For the Peppermint Martini

  • Add all peppermint martini Ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice: chocolate liqueur, crème de menthe, and creamer.
  • Shake until well mixed and chilled.
  • Strain into candy cane-rimmed glass.

For the Garnish

  • Top martini with whipped cream, candy cane sprinkles and a sprinkle of red sugar. Then, hook one or two mini candy canes onto the rim of the glass.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Notes

Here’s where I got my candy cane sprinkles.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American