Christmas is only two days a way! It always sneaks up on me, but probably even more so this year. I’m so ready to be with my family – watching Christmas movies, playing Christmas power hour with my brother, and just spending time together. It’ll be our first Christmas all together in a couple of years so I’m extremely excited. Tonight, though, I’ll be having one of these candy cane cocktails to celebrate the night before the night before.
The ingredients are likely already in your kitchen – cranberry juice, vodka, peppermint simple syrup, a candy cane, and some tonic to top. It’s easy, but so festive and fun for the holidays. If you need a quick cocktail to mix up for Christmas Eve or Christmas day, this is the one for you.
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 1/2 oz peppermint simple syrup
- 1 oz vodka
- Tonic water, to top
- Crushed candy cane, to add on the rim of the glass, optional
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the cranberry juice, vodka, and peppermint simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with tonic water.