This article was published on December 1st, 2020
Candy canes trace part of their history back to the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. According to legend, the choirmaster wanted to keep his young singers quiet during the Living Creche ceremony, so he gave them sugar sticks in shepherds’ crooks shapes to keep them quiet. Well, it seems to have worked, and we get to enjoy these treats today.
However, that’s just one legend.
Did you know that candy canes are the top-selling candy during the Christmas holiday season? In fact, almost ninety percent are sold between the end of November and Christmas.
Interestingly too, candy canes were originally white, with the colored stripes coming later. Good thing also; they now match the season.
Regardless of their origin, they make delicious treats for the holidays. In that spirit, too, the Candy Cane martini brings the same delicious taste to your holiday celebrations. Here’s how to make it.
- 2 oz Stoli Razberi
- ½ oz white crème de menthe
- 2 ½ oz cranberry juice
Shake over ice and pour into a martini glass rimmed with a crushed candy cane.
Enjoy and drink responsibly.