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A martini with a crushed candy cane rim garnished with a candy cane and mint.

Easy Peppermint Martini

  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving


A simple and delicious festive cocktail!


  • Honey, for rimming glasses
  • Crushed peppermint or candy canes
  • 3 parts vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 part peppermint schnapps
  • 2 parts simple syrup
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Fresh mint sprigs and candy canes for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour honey onto a plate (about 2 tablespoons) and dip rim of martini glass in honey to coat. Place crushed peppermint on a separate plate and coat rim of glass.
  2. Pour vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Pour splash of grenadine on top.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig and candy cane, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peppermint martini