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I’ve taken up a few new hobbies in the past year, and one my favorites has been infusing vodka and other liquors. I’ve done all sorts of fun things, from oatmeal cookie infused bourbon, blueberry lavender infused tequila, and last week – candy cane vodka.
This was definitely the easiest one, as it didn’t require too much straining — the candy canes just disintegrated int the vodka. It turned into a bright red, festive masterpiece if I’m being honest, but coming up with ways to use it was a challenge (although a fun one, I’ll admit.)
After a few different things, I settled on a favorite, this peppermint hot chocolate martini. It’s not hot, but it is made with hot chocolate, so it’s creamy and chocolatey with a hint of peppermint. With a candy cane graham cracker rim, it’s a festive holiday treat that is not just another cookie. If you’re looking for something fun to serve at a holiday party or just to drink by yourself on Christmas, this is it.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Martini
Rich and chocolatey, this hot chocolate martini gets a spike of peppermint, making it perfect for the holidays.
- 2 ounces hot chocolate cooled
- 1 ounce candy cane vodka or peppermint schnapps
- 1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1/2 ounce white chocolate liqueur such as Godiva
- 2 small candy canes crushed
- 1 teaspoon graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon coarse sugar
- Pinch salt
Fill a shaker halfway with ice and add the ingredients. Shake for a minute or two.
Combine the garnish ingredients on a small plate. Dip the rim of your glass in a little bit of Baileys and dip in the mixture.
Pour the drink into the rimmed glass and enjoy!
Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 515mgFiber: 2gSugar: 56gCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.