Get in the holiday spirit by making Peppermint Vodka. This homemade infused alcohol creates so many unique cocktails for the season and is sure to add good cheer when shared! All you need are two ingredients: candy canes and vodka.
Now that it’s December, it is perfectly acceptable to listen to Christmas music at full blast. It’s also acceptable to start baking cookies for your co-workers, friends and neighbors to share some holiday cheer.
And it’s totally acceptable to steep some holiday-flavored vodka, like this Peppermint Vodka, to spice up a party… or your regular liquor cabinet just because.
Also? This infused vodka is really delicious in hot chocolate.
Why I love this recipe:
This candy cane-infused vodka recipe literally calls for just two ingredients: vodka and candy canes.
And since you’re flavoring the vodka, you don’t need to go all-out and purchase a fancier brand. Anything you’ve got on hand will work.
This Peppermint Vodka recipe is also super fun for gifting, so if you’ve got people in your life who would love a minty vodka to add to their various sippers, now is the time to infuse a bottle for them in preparation!
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What do I need to make Peppermint Vodka?
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- 16 oz. mason jar
- You can get personalized mason jars, too, if you’re infusing this candy cane vodka as a gift!
- Candy canes
How to make Peppermint Vodka
First and foremost, unwrap the candy canes and break them in half. Breaking them in half will make it easier to fit them all into your jar. 😉
Place the candy canes in a 16 oz. mason jar, and pour the vodka on top of them.
Allow the vodka and candy canes a few hours to steep. The candy canes will dissolve in the vodka, and then it’ll be good to drink after you shake it up!
Store in a cool, dry place in the mason jar for as long as it takes to drink this up.
What can I add this Candy Cane Vodka to?
You can sip this vodka because it’s nice and sweet, but if you want to add it to a cocktail, I suggest adding it to the following…
- Vanilla Hot Chocolate Martini. Use peppermint vodka instead of the regular vodka here.
- Vegan Bourbon Pecan Milk Punch. Substitute the candy cane vodka for the bourbon for a different twist on a classic drink!
- No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream Milkshake… Spike it!
Now, let’s make some Christmas-flavored homemade infused vodka!
Get in the holiday spirit by making homemade Peppermint Vodka. It's easier than you think! Candy canes dissolve in a jar of vodka to create this simple infused alcohol. Mix Candy Cane Vodka into seasonal mixed drinks at holiday parties or add a shot to your hot chocolate for even more festive flavor. This infused alcohol creates so many unique cocktails for the season and is sure to add good cheer when shared with friends and family!
- 8 candy canes, regular-sized
- 1 ½ cups vodka
- Unwrap the candy canes and break in half.
- Place the candy canes in a 16 oz. mason jar.
- Pour the vodka on top of the candy canes.
- Allow the vodka and candy canes a few hours to steep. The candy canes will dissolve in the vodka, and then it'll be good to drink after you shake it up!
- Store in a cool, dry place in the mason jar for as long as it takes to drink this up.
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If the jar sits for a while, silt will gathering at the bottom of it. Shake the jar well to mix back in the candy cane pieces before pouring.
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Serving Size:2 oz. serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.