Peppermint Martini

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November 29, 2018

Ingredients

1 small peppermint candy cane, crushed

6 ounces vanilla-infused vodka* (make your own!)

2 ounces + 1 tablespoon Sugar Cane Keep It Simple Syrup

1 ounce peppermint schnapps

Splash of pomegranate or cranberry juice

Optional: Rosemary sprig or candy cane piece for garnish

MAKES 2 DRINKS

Directions

1Pour 1 tablespoon of Sugar Cane KISS onto a small plate and dip the rim of two martini glasses in it, to moisten.

2Place crushed peppermint on a separate plate roll the coated edge of both glasses, to coat.

3Pour a splash of pomegranate/cranberry juice into each martini glass so it settles on the bottom.

4Pour vanilla vodka, Sugar Cane KISS and peppermint schnapps in a shaker with ice.

5Shake vigorously and strain into martini glasses.

6Garnish with mint sprig and candy cane, if desired.

Such a visually-appealing drink. Simple to make, too! To crush the candy cane without making a mess, break it into a few small pieces then place it in a zip-lock bag. Use the edge of a drinking glass, or metal spoon, to gently press the candy so it becomes small crystals.

* To make your own vanilla-infused vodka: carefully split a vanilla bean with a sharp knife to expose the beans, then drop it into a full or partially full bottle of vodka. Let it soak for a good day or so for the flavor to infuse the vodka.

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