Peppermint Alexander Cocktail {with candy cane infused vodka}

After Thanksgiving, it’s time to say goodbye to pumpkin and hello to peppermint. My favorite way to do this is by making a batch of candy cane infused vodka. So that’s exactly what I did this year. And then I put it to good use in this Peppermint Alexander Cocktail. Because really, one can never have too many candy cane vodka cocktail recipes.

peppermint alexander cocktail

The basic Alexander cocktail recipe was created sometime before 1917. It’s a mixture of gin, crème de cacao and cream. It sounds like a strange mixture but it’s actually good. The Brandy Alexander is the same thing except the gin is replaced with brandy. I’m sure you all could have figured that one out on your own.

peppermint alexander cocktail recipe

Inspiration hit for this Peppermint Alexander cocktail after I made the Brandy Alexander with Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur instead of the crème de cacao. I thought the white crème de cacao and cream would be excellent with the candy cane vodka. And I was right. This drink is similar to the white chocolate candy cane martini but it will be easier to make for those of you that can’t find Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur.

peppermint cocktail

Now, if your household is anything like mine, you should probably get your candy cane vodka started immediately after stocking up on candy canes. Because if you don’t, chances are the children and the husband will eat them all and you’ll be heading back to the store for more. The same thing is also true if you are going to be making jelly bean infused vodka and/or candy corn infused vodka. Consider yourself warned.

candy canes

Anyway, I hope for your sake that your candy canes last in the house long enough for you to make a batch of infused vodka. And then I hope that you enjoy it in this Peppermint Alexander Cocktail. It’s more classy than drinking the vodka straight out of the mason jar. Not that I’ve done that or anything.

Peppermint Alexander Cocktail {with candy cane infused vodka}
Enjoy your candy cane infused vodka in this Peppermint Alexander Cocktail.
Serves: 1
  • 1½ ounces candy cane vodka
  • 1 ounce white crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce cream
  • Mini candy cane for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients except for the garnish into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a mini candy cane.


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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. When not playing bartender in her kitchen and on the Internet, Jessica can be found improving her food and drink photography, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Jessica also writes at allParenting and Savvy Sassy Moms. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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