The Best Candy Cane Cocktails

While the Candy Cane Martini is probably the most popular candy cane cocktail to enjoy at Christmas parties, there are lots of other amazing candy cane cocktails that you can try. Christmas candy canes are one of my favorite holiday candies. Besides making candy cane Christmas cookies and lots of other candy cane recipes every year, one of my favorite ways to use candy canes is in cocktails. Because what could be more festive than a candy cane drink?

Best Candy Cane Christmas Cocktails

Serve these delicious peppermint cocktails at your next holiday party, paired with a Christmas charcuterie board and followed by delicious Christmas cupcakes

Best Candy Cane Cocktails

Peppermint lovers will rejoice with all the options! From lots of different candy cane martini recipes to spiked candy cane hot chocolate and jello shots and other peppermint cocktails that are sure to make your holidays merrier and brighter. So what are you waiting for? Check out all of these fabulous holiday cocktail recipes using candy canes and enjoy the holidays. Cheers!

Chocolate Candy Cane Martini – Dish Delish

Candy Cane martinis are a holiday cocktail you won’t want to miss out on. They are so good they should come with a warning. This version of the candy cane martini includes créme de cacao giving it a slight chocolaty taste. 

Chocolate candy cane martini

Christmas Moscow Mule – The Soccer Mom Blog

The traditional Moscow Mule cocktail is made with vodka, lime, and ginger beer. This holiday version uses peppermint vodka, and cranberry juice, with a candy cane garnish. 

Christmas Moscow Mule


Candy Cane Swirl Cocktail – Homemade Heather

This candy cane cocktail recipe makes the most delicious festive drink for the holiday season! It’s perfect for celebrating Christmas with family and friends.

Candy Cane Swirl Cocktail

Baileys Peppermint Espresso Martini – Love From the Table

This Baileys Peppermint Espresso martini is a delicious cocktail for the holiday season. A super simple smooth and minty martini, this will be the highlight of your next holiday party.

Baileys peppermint expresso Martini

Candy Cane Jello Shots – Easy Party Cocktails

These Candy Cane Jello Shots make the perfect Christmas jello shots, made with both peppermint and marshmallow vodka for a flavor that mimics that popular holiday treat. Garnished with crushed candy canes they are the perfect Christmas boozy treat for the adults in your next holiday party.

Candy Cane Jello shots

Candy Cane Martini with Cacao Liquor – This Mama Loves

This Candy Cane Martini is an indulgent and delicious cocktail for the holidays! Vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and white chocolate liquor are the perfect match in this creamy drink.

Best Candy Cane Martini

Peppermint White Russian Cocktail – Entirely Elizabeth

This delicious Peppermint White Russian Mocktail is minty and creamy with notes of cocoa and coffee. It is festive, easy to make, and comes with two alcohol-free versions- one with non-alcoholic spirits and one without.

Peppermint White Russian Mocktail

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate – Worldly Treat 

This Christmas, cozy up with a cup of this spiked peppermint hot chocolate. It’s quick and easy to stir up and has the perfect thick consistency we all love.

Spiked Candy Cane hot chocolate

Layered Peppermint Shooter – Sustain My Cooking Habit

Holiday gatherings are all the merrier with this tasty treat never fails to impress the guests when arranged and garnished with crushed candy canes to enjoy.

Three ingredient peppermint shooter


Peppermint Ice Cocktail – Growing Up Bilingual

Wow your guests with a Peppermint cocktail, a marvelous drink full of holiday cheer! So rich, creamy, and bursting with holiday flavors, this peppermint Christmas drink is so easy to make. Peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liquor, and peppermint ice cream come together to create the perfect Christmas iced cocktail that tastes like a treat.

peppermint cocktail holiday cocktail candy cane cocktail

Naughty Elf Cocktail – Sweet and Savory Morsels

Making this delicious and fruity Naughty Elf Cocktail is one of the easiest things you will do this holiday season. Combine all the ingredients, mix well and that is it!

Naughty Elf Cocktail

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail – Slow the Cook Down

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail is sure to get you in the festive mood! Creamy Baileys is shaken with creme de menthe and creme de cacao for a mint chocolate taste explosion.  And don’t forget that candy cane and dark chocolate rim!

Baileys candy cane cocktail

Candy Cane Infused Vodka – Slow the Cook Down

Make up a festive flavored vodka to enjoy this Christmas! This candy cane vodka recipe is so simple and easy to make. Serve it up as fun pink shots or use in your favorite holiday cocktails!

 Candy Cane infused vodka

More Christmas Ideas to Make the Holidays Extra Special

From fun Christmas crafts to delicious holiday recipes, you will find loads of cheery and festive ideas here

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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