Deck the halls with a Candy Cane Cocktail to celebrate the holidays! This festive drink is easy to make and perfect for a Christmas party or girls night. Just mix them up minutes before your guests arrive for some pre-holiday cheer.
Christmas Candy Cane Cocktail
This simple recipe is just a few ingredients like Sprite and cranberry juice with rum and peach schnapps. The red sprinkles make the cocktail glass look cheerful and the peppermint candy cane adds a minty flavor with a little crunch that’s fun to dip in your drink.
How to Make Candy Cane Cocktails for a Crowd
Mix all ingredients, except the red sprinkles and candy cane, in a small pitcher with ice until chilled through. Pour into rimmed cocktail glasses and add a mini candy cane.
If you prefer, instead of sprinkles on the rim of the glass, you can always use colorful rimming sugar.
Candy Cane Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
Give the kids something fun to drink around the fire or during movie night by tweaking this recipe to make it a delicious, candy cane-flavored drink.
Omit the coconut rum and peach schnapps, add 4 ounces of Sprite along with 4 oz. of cranberry juice. Don’t forget the lime juice and garnish the candy cane drinks with a mini candy cane for a tasty variation that’s perfect around the holidays.
So gather your supplies and get ready to make a batch of Candy Cane Cocktails for your next festive gathering!
- 1 oz coconut rum
- 1 oz peach schnapps
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz Sprite
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- Red cake sprinkles
- Simple syrup
- Candy cane for garnish
- Dip the rim of your glass in your simple syrup, then into red sprinkles.
- Set the glass to the side.
- Combine the coconut rum, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, Sprite and lime juice in an bar shaker.
- Shake to combine.
- Pour the cocktail into your glass and serve with a candy cane garnish.