The Weekend Cocktail: The Candy Cane Martini

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gwen-headshot-110x110BY GWEN KENNEALLY

One of the most often seen symbols of Christmas is the candy cane. Not only are candy canes used as a sweet Christmas treat but they are also used for decoration.  When the practice of using Christmas trees to celebrate Christmas became popular in Europe, people there began making decorations for their trees. Many of the decorations were food items including cookies and candy. The original candy canes were hard white straight candy sticks. Hammond’s Candy in Denver, Colorado has been making these fancy Christmas treats since the 1920’s. Order online at http://www.hammondscandies.com/candy-canes-c-2.html Enjoy this Christmas cocktail with your friends and family as you cozy around your tree.

candycane300Candy Cane Martini

4 ounces vanilla vodka

1-ounce peppermint schnapps

Crushed candy canes

Small candy canes for garnish

Rim two martini glasses with crushed candy canes. Shake vodka and schnapps with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into prepared glasses and garnish with candy cane.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net and www.gwenkenneally.blogspot.com

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