This DIY Candy Cane Vodka makes a fabulous Christmas gift and it's ready in less than an hour! Perfect for sipping or to spike a hot chocolate or coffee!
DIY Candy Cane Vodka
A Great Christmas Gift - Ready in Less Than an Hour!!
We all have them. The friends or family that appreciate a nice bottle of wine, a perfectly aged scotch, some homemade liquor. I'm one of them. I particularly love homemade infusions, both the give and to get.
The problem with giving them is that a lot of them require weeks to age. No problem if you remembered to do it weeks ago, big problem if you didn't. Well, I have the answer for you - Candy Cane Vodka.
The easiest and prettiest liquor that you can make! In about 45 minutes time (and that includes gathering the supplies), you can have lots of bottles filled with pretty red candy cane vodka.
How to Make Peppermint Vodka:
Step one - get some candy canes. You will need about 12 full size candy canes for a 750 ml bottle of vodka. Unwrap the candy canes and break them into pieces into the bowl of a food processor.
Process until the candy canes are a fine dust. Place the powder in a jar large enough to hold the amount of vodka you are using.
Step two - get some vodka. Almost any vodka will do, we happened to have some of this Blue Ice American Potato Vodka, one of our favorites. As an added bonus, it's gluten free!
Step three - Pour vodka over candy cane powder in jar, put the lid on and shake it to mix it. Let it sit for 30 minutes, shaking occasionally until the vodka turns a pretty red and the powder is dissolved.
Step four - Strain into pretty bottles (you may not need to if your powder was really fine), label and get ready to see the happy faces of people as they receive your thoughtful gift!
This vodka is amazing! Everyone loves it's minty flavor. It's so tempting to pour this into just about everything! On it's own, it makes a tantalizing candy cane martini. Stir it into hot chocolate for a minty spiked hot chocolate. It's even good drizzled over ice cream.
Use it in place of your regular vodka to turn any cocktail into a minty Christmas cocktail (though we love it year round!)
For even more delicious and festive Christmas cocktails - be sure and check out this round up of 20 Festive Christmas Cocktails!
Homemade DIY Candy Cane Vodka
- 12 full size candy canes
- 750 ml bottle of vodka
- Unwrap candy canes and break them into the bowl of a food processor.
- Process until candy canes are a fine dust, and then pour into a jar large enough to hold the amount of vodka you are using.
- Add vodka to jar, cap and shake to mix. Let sit for 30 minutes, shaking occasionally until the vodka is a pretty red color and the powder as dissolved.
- Strain (if necessary) into pretty bottles.
This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2019.