Subscribe
On The Town

Holiday cocktail recipe

An easy way to make peppermint-infused vodka for the holidays.

By Jess Mayhugh | December 23, 2011, 1:30 pm

On The Town

Holiday cocktail recipe

An easy way to make peppermint-infused vodka for the holidays.

By Jess Mayhugh | December 23, 2011, 1:30 pm

Get Baltimore Daily.

Sign up today and you'll get our latest stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Infusions have been all the rage this year. It's hard to walk into a bar that doesn't feature large carafes of liquor that have been infused with herbs, spices, or fruits. We even gave Best Cocktail to the Strawberry Martini at Vino Rosina with vodka that was infused with rhubarb, strawberries, and basil.

So for my holiday cocktail recipe this year, I want to feature candy cane infused vodka. It's pretty simple to make and turns out delicious. (Also makes a great gift!)

1. Use a jar with a tight seal. A mason jar or old pickle jar (thoroughly cleaned) both work well.
2. Place candy canes in jar. The ones without a hook are easier to work with.
3. Pour in vodka. Use a non-flavored one or else, what's the point?
4. Close jar tightly and store in cool, dark place.
5. The times for infusions vary, obviously. But you'll get flavor in three hours. I'd recommend two days for a more intense flavor.
6. Once you're ready to serve, strain the vodka into a martini glass (garnished with chocolate chips maybe) or it would be great in hot chocolate!

Enjoy and happy holidays!

[Image: courtesy of scarymommy.com]




Meet The Author
Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.

You May Also Like


Food & Drink

Best in Show

The Motor House’s new bar and cafe space is a ton of fun.

In Good Taste

Bygone Offers Spectacular Views and Dishes From Yesteryear

Everything old is new again at Bygone in the Four Seasons.

In Good Taste

Atlas Restaurant Group to Open Pizza Joint in Former Bagby Space

The ’80s-themed Italian Disco will combine mozzarella with music.


In Good Taste

The Rowhouse Grille Hosts LLS Fundraiser Honoring Alex Wroblewski

The 41-year-old Locust Point resident was fatally shot outside of Royal Farms in November.

On The Town

Best Drinks of 2017

From collaborations and cans to smoke and honey, these drinks got us through 2017.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: QQ Boba; Pig Roast + Tiki Party at Alma Cocina Latina; Tooloulou

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Juan Dixon and Coppin Get First Win in Double OT: Eagles end nation’s longest losing streak in dramatic fashion.

Former Terp Makes Catch For the Ages: Wide receiver Stefon Diggs shocks the world.

Ryan’s Daughter Owner Shares Fond Memories Before Closing This Weekend: Marwan Daas and his wife pay tribute to their 14-year-old Irish pub.

Here’s What We’d Like to See in the New Penn Station: Penn Station Partners will be refreshing the century-old train station.

Baltimore is No. 15 on New York Times List of Places to Visit in 2018: Citing cultural and historical events, the newspaper puts our city in some great company.