The Christmas season is upon us! I am very into giving gifts and I put a lot of thought and time into getting the right gift for each person.
Recently, one of my girlfriends and her husband had a Christmas-themed housewarming party. I had already been over there for a wine night and gave her a one of a kind Japanese tea set, but I knew I wanted to bring a little something over to her house for her Christmas party. She and her husband are sort of wine aficionados, so I considered gifting her some nice wine, but ultimately decided to go a completely different - yet still boozy - route: homemade candy cane vodka.
To be honest, this started out as kind of a science experiment. I had no idea if the candy canes would fully dissolve, or if anything would even happen. I was truly surprised and loved the result. It is delicious, perfectly minty and sweet, and very bright red in color, which is fun!
This is a great treat to add to hot chocolate or coffee! As always, drink responsibly ;-)!
DIY Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
- 1 mason jar
- 4 candy canes
- Break candy canes in half (you don't need tiny pieces, they just have to be small enough to fit in the mason jar). Place in mason jar.
- Pour vodka into mason jar until it reaches the top. Put the cap on and give it a good shake.
- Check on it the next day! It should be bright red and the candy cane should be entirely dissolved.