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#MenuMonday: Candy Cane Coolers

#MenuMonday: Candy Cane Coolers

Get into the holiday spirit this season by serving these festive beverages at your next event! The uncanny resemblance to the popular candy is a pleasant surprise that your guests will love.


  • 1 tablespoon crushed candy cane or peppermint candy

  • 1 1/2 ounces Mint-Infused Vodka, recipe below

  • 1/2 ounce B&B (Benedictine and brandy)

  • 1/2 ounce half-and-half

  • Ice

  • Peppermint stick

  • Mint sprig for garnish

  • Mint-Infused Vodka:

    • 2 cups fresh mint leaves, de-stemmed
    • 1 bottle quality vodka


  1. Place crushed candy cane bits into pint glass. Muddle the candy cane slightly, breaking up the bigger pieces. Do not over-muddle into a powder. Add vodka, brandy and half-and-half and stir. Pour into a shaker with ice. Shake lightly to chill and strain into old-fashioned glass full of ice. Add a peppermint stick and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.
  2. Mint Infused Vodka: Thoroughly wash mint leaves and place in a decanter or jar. Empty vodka into container and muddle slightly to release the essential oils. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 3 days – longer if you want a stronger taste.

Servings: 1

Original Recipe: Food Network

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