Can you guess what one of my favorite things about the holiday season is?
If you know me at all, it’s the inclusion of festive cocktails at almost every activity is probably one of your guesses.
Save your kid’s class holiday party, you’re sure to have reason to mix up a delicious, fun cocktail at the drop of a hat.
And let’s face it, if you have to attend your kid’s class party, you’re probably going to need a cocktail afterwards, anyway.
So, allow me to introduce you to Candy Cane Vodka. It is insanely easy to make, and just as delicious. You’re really going to wonder where this has been all of your life. And you’ll be kicking yourself for not knowing about it sooner.
All you need:
Cheap, plain vodka (I purchase a few giant bottles from either Trader Joe’s or Costco)
Optional, if you’re going to give it as a gift: Festive ribbon
Step 1: Pour vodka into jar, filling almost to the top
Step 2: Add 6-8ish Candy Canes to the jar (Pro tip: Break them into pieces, they’ll dissolve faster)
Step 3: Apply lid, give it a good shake, stick it in a cabinet, and forget about it for a while
Step 4: In a day or so (of a few hours if you’re totally impatient, like me) retrieve jar from cabinet and shake again
Step 5: Continue this process until the candy canes are dissolved
Step 6: Taste test – Does it need more candy cane flavor? Add more candy canes and repeat the process.
If it’s perfect – mix yourself a cocktail (Vodka Tonic or Vodka Soda are my choices) and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
That’s it. Seriously. The hardest part about the entire process is walking them around to give to your neighbors as gifts.
But it will be totally worth it because they’ll love you forever and will forgive you for never returning their leaf blower or baking dish. Or whatever other annoying neighbor thing you’ve done in the past year…