Monday, December 16, 2013

The Perfect Christmas Party Cocktail: Peppermint Cream Martini in a Candy-Coated Cup

 The Perfect 
Christmas Party 

When I asked if there was anything I could bring to our yoga Christmas party, "one of my fancy cocktails" was suggested! So, I came up with a peppermint cream martini. Not only is this little cocktail delicious (pretty much a dessert drink), it's fun and festive!

The Grocery List

plastic cups, candy melts (white chocolate), candy canes, cream (or at least 2% milk), Whipped Cream, Creme de Menthe, Peppermint Schnapps, and Whipped Cream Vodka. 

The Delicious Details:

Making white-chocolate candy-cane-coated martini "glasses" out of plastic cups allows you to dress up your display. It's inexpensive and easy to do for a large group; eliminating the chance for broken glasses and allowing for easy clean up!  

I set some crushed-candy-cane to the side for a final garnish and used the remaining whole candy canes for decorative display.

You'll be surprised at how quickly you can transform ordinary clear plastic cups into special Christmas treats! They would even be cute with chocolate milk, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with candy cane for the kiddos! 



I mixed my ingredients in an emptied Gallon Water Jug for easy "shake and pour" service. I knew that I would have a houseful of people to serve and wanted to be able to hand everyone a cocktail at roughly the same time. Making the cocktail the night before the party was one less thing to do on party day! 

 Makes about 12-15 Martinis
1 cup Whipped Cream Vodka
2 cups Peppermint Schnapps 
2 cups Cream de Menthe 
3 cups cream
 Shake & Pour

Garnish with Whipped Cream & Candy Cane Sprinkles
A cocktail straw is a cute addition!



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