first, all I can say is YUM. seriously, yum. Next, this was one of those classic moments when you think you are doing something original, then you google it to see it is already a thing. However! Mine is a bit different. All the others call for you to grind / blend / practically puree your candy canes before adding them to the vodka. Let me tell you, there is no need. Alcohol dissolves sugars just fine thank-you-very-much. So bless science, be lazy, and totally skip that step. (however, if you do want a crushed candy cane rim for your glass, you will need to pulverize at least one. Or buy a bag of pre-crushed. yes, they sell it).
- 750 ml bottle of vodka
- 15 6″ candy canes
unwrap candy canes. Place them in any container (it is fun to watch the process in a glass jar, but that is just me). Pour vodka over the top. Watch. Wait. A few hours later, voila! (if you want it all to go faster, then by all means, grind the canes up into small particles first).
Serve either over ice or mixed with tonic water–usually a 1:4 or 1:3 ratio, depending on your personal spirit strength preference. If you want a crushed candy cane rim, rub the rim with a lime wedge, then roll on a plate of crushed canes. Merry Merry!