Candy Cane Cocktail

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.

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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!

Yield: 1 cocktail

Candy Cane Cocktail

Candy Cane Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 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


  1. Dip the rim of your glass in your simple syrup, then into red sprinkles.
  2. Set the glass to the side.
  3. Combine the coconut rum, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, Sprite and lime juice in an bar shaker.
  4. Shake to combine.
  5. Pour the cocktail into your glass and serve with a candy cane garnish.

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