How to make: Candy Cane Vodka

Christmas and candy canes go together like Thanksgiving and turkey. You can’t have one without the other. But you know what makes Christmas and candy canes even better? That’s right. VODKA. This candy cane vodka will make your holiday season exactly what it should be… cheerful!

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Candy infused vodka is very easy to make. You add candy to booze and let it sit. Sometimes it only takes a few hours (like the candy corn vodka), other times it takes a few days (like the jelly bean vodka). This candy cane vodka takes one to two days to infuse. This vodka is not only a real treat for you to enjoy during the holiday season, but it’s also great as a gift. Put a little bow on the jar and it’s all set as the perfect present for your vodka loving friends.

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How to make Candy Cane Vodka


Candy Canes (8 to 12 for a pint size jar, 15 to 20 for a full 750 ml bottle of vodka)



Take a handful of candy canes and put them in a mason jar. If only doing small batches of vodka, use pint sized mason jars. If doing a larger batch, use a quart size mason jar.

Fill the mason jar with vodka and put the lid on it.

Label the jar with the date and name and let it sit either in the fridge or on the counter. Really wherever you have space but can still see the jar.

Give the jar a little shake every day.

After one to two days the candy canes will have dissolved and you will be left with a pinkish colored liquid  – aka delicious, minty, wonderful Candy Cane Vodka! 

Don’t forget to try this candy cane vodka in the White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini, the Chocolate Mint Martini and the Cherry Candy Cane Cocktail

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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  • Alison@Mama Wants This December 11, 2011, 6:44 pm

    If I did drink, I’d make this right now.

  • Jessica December 11, 2011, 7:09 pm

    LOVE this!! So excited to learn new drink recipes!

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:30 pm

      Thanks Jessica. Hope you find some here that you enjoy.

  • By Word of Mouth Musings December 11, 2011, 7:22 pm

    Congrats on the new site ladies – great job.
    Totally stealing this recipe for my Girls Night Holiday Party on Thursday night … you need a picture page for shots featuring your recommendations 😉

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:30 pm

      We will create a photo album on our FB page for people to share pictures. Stay tuned later this week for a delicious martini recipe featuring this candy cane vodka.

  • Laci December 11, 2011, 7:24 pm

    I am so going to have to try this!! Sounds so good.

    I also love that you pictured Stoli. It’s my favorite.

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:31 pm

      This vodka is really good and we have a martini to post this week using it.

  • Keri December 11, 2011, 7:58 pm

    I need your candy cane martini recipe asap. My in-laws are coming into town this weekend for an early Christmas and I need all the alcohol I can get.

  • Kimberly December 11, 2011, 8:22 pm

    Now this makes me wish I could have a drink now!

  • wagthedad December 11, 2011, 8:43 pm

    OK, so this is just so many ways awesome that I think I’ll just go out and become even more of an alcoholic. And to think I’d just sworn of hard liquor this very evening…hmm…maybe I’ll do the opposite and just quit wine and beer instead.

  • Ann December 11, 2011, 9:52 pm

    This is GREAT! I love a good cocktail! I just had a few friends over and we did a “tasting”! 5 fruity drinks (I was going on a cruise) and 5 Christmas-y drinks (it was the season after all!). I’m always on the look out for yummy, liquid treats! I’m subscribing!

  • Mirjam December 11, 2011, 11:40 pm

    I don´t drink, but ladies, good job!
    I love the design, the pictures are great and the social media buttons hilarious. My sister, who has this new found interest in cocktail mixing will love this!

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:33 pm

      Hope you pass this on to your sister and that she likes the cocktails we will be sharing.

  • Karin @Mommy's Paradise December 12, 2011, 2:04 am

    Ladies, I put your new site in my reader and can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:33 pm

      Stay tuned this week for a martini featuring the candy cane vodka.

  • Kir December 12, 2011, 3:38 am

    Ingenious!!!! Love this idea and new site!!!! Congratulations ladies!!!

  • Natalie December 12, 2011, 5:58 am

    Wow what a fabulous idea! I love the look of this site and of course I can’t wait for all the wonderful drink recipes!

  • Nichole December 12, 2011, 7:04 am

    All I can think of is how yummy this would be in my hot cocoa!
    Peppermint mocha, anyone? 😉

  • jessica December 12, 2011, 7:52 am

    I’m heading to Nichole’s for a peppermint mocha. Love the site ladies!

  • Leighann December 12, 2011, 8:10 am

    OMG That sounds devine!

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:35 pm

      The martini we will feature this week is so freaking good.

  • Christine @ Quasi Agitato December 12, 2011, 9:38 am

    Congratulations, guys! I can NOT hold my liquor but the pictures are so lickable I will just be coming by to gawk. Can I get a contact buzz from these?

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:35 pm

      Pretty sure if you lick your screen when visiting you will get a contact buzz.

  • Nicole December 12, 2011, 10:02 am


  • Natalie @MamaTrack December 12, 2011, 11:27 am

    Yay, ladies! I’m so glad you guys launched this AFTER I had the baby. Can’t wait to try them out!

  • Bonnie Way December 12, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Sounds yummy! I recently got hooked on the Cranberry Lime vodka coolers so I’d give this a try too. 🙂

  • Lanae (@Hungrigyrl) December 12, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Sounds yummy, and easy to make. Can’t wait to hear the recipes!

    • The Mixologists December 12, 2011, 9:36 pm

      The vodka is very easy to make and the martini we will be featuring this week is super easy as well.

  • Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation December 12, 2011, 1:55 pm

    I would like a peppermint mocha with this!!! YUMMY!!!

  • Kelley December 12, 2011, 4:26 pm

    I’m all about this martini!!! It looks delicious! So glad you shared. Love this site. 🙂

  • Amber December 13, 2011, 5:17 am

    I love doing this with vodka. I made samplers as Christmas presents this year. 🙂

  • Bruna December 13, 2011, 11:02 am

    Mmmm, this sounds absolutely yummy. I will have to try this over the holidays:)

    • The Mixologists December 14, 2011, 12:32 pm

      We are posting a martini recipe tomorrow to use with this vodka. Hope you check it out.

  • Sandra December 13, 2011, 9:24 pm

    You and Carri are off to a very lucrative business. You need to bottle and sell the stuff! Congrats on the new website ladies! All the best, I know you will be hugely successful!

  • Kelly December 16, 2011, 4:56 pm

    I just put a batch in the fridge! 🙂
    Congrats on the site!! This is great!


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