Candy Cane Martini Mocktail

written by Lisa Parenteau, CRS
Cape Cod, MA   
Dec 9, 2021

Candy Cane Martini

Drinks can be amazingly festive, even if they don’t have alcohol in them! Whenever I travel, I love discovering restaurants that make a big deal out of creative mocktails. I’ve had all kinds of mulled drinks, fresh squeezed juices mixed with sparkling water and fresh berries—lots of amazing concoctions that make us feel snazzy! Even if you are someone who drinks casually, it’s fun to have a fancy mocktail sometimes!

Get your holiday mocktail (or cocktail) on with this perfectly peppermint-y DIY treat!

Candy Cane Martini Mocktail


1 c. half and half
12 oz. cream soda
4 tsp. simple syrup
2-4 drops peppermint extract
Candy canes, finely crushed
4 tsp. simple syrup

Add vodka or peppermint schnapps to make it a cocktail.


1. Place crushed candy cane on one plate and simple syrup on another.
2. Lightly dip the rim of your martini glass in simple syrup on a plate. Then dip in crushed candy canes. Set aside.
3. To make the drink, blend together 1 c. half and half, 12 oz. cream soda, 4 tsp. simple syrup and 2-4 drops of peppermint oil in a small pitcher. Add vodka or schnapps if desired.
4. Pour mixed drink into the candy cane rimmed martini glass, kick up your feet, and enjoy!