Cherry Candy Cane

An adult beverage twist on a classic holiday confectionary treat.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Koelen Andrews

This article was published on December 11th, 2017

The Cherry Candy Cane cocktail is a delicious peppermint drink perfectly paired with everyone’s favorite Christmas candy.Did you know that, according to folklore, candy canes first showed up in Germany in the 1570s as a way to keep children from being noisy during church services? And in a way to justify giving sugared candy to kids during worship, the choirmaster had them curved at the top to remind children about the shepherds in Christianity, then colored in red and white to remind them of the blood of Christ and his sinless existence as also stated in Christianity in white on the candy cane.

They eventually began giving out the confectionary during nativity plays and by the 1800s, the tradition of having candy canes at Christmastime had stuck ever since. Today, canes are placed in stockings, on Christmas Trees as decorations, given as presents, and enjoyed throughout the holiday season.

Candy canes come in a multitude of colors, shapes, sizes, flavors, and variations. But maybe the best way to enjoy this Christmas treat is with the Cherry Candy Cane cocktail. Simply combine some Stoli Vanil with peppermint schnapps and a dash of cherry liqueur and rim your glass with crushed candy canes with the perfect Christmas cocktail. Candy Canes are no longer just for kids anymore. The Cherry Candy Cane cocktail is an adult twist on a holiday classic.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 oz. Stoli Premium Vodka
  • ½ oz. peppermint schnapps
  • ¾ oz. cherry liqueur

Add Stoli Premium Vodka, peppermint schnapps, and cherry liqueur into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy cane.

The Cherry Candy Cane cocktail is a delicious peppermint drink perfectly paired with everyone’s favorite Christmas candy.

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