Almost certainly, I should have published this earlier to give this recipe some time to find its way into Christmas parties. Nevertheless — better late than never — here is the Christmas Martini, something to sip while you wait for Santa:
- 3 oz. dry gin
- 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
- 1 teaspoon peppermint schnapps
- 1 miniature candy cane
Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the candy cane.
This drink comes with special effects. The red from the stripe in the candy cane will seep into the drink, slowly changing the bottom of the drink to a festive red. Drink quickly (or remove the cane) if you don’t want your cocktail to taste too much like peppermint.
An added bonus is fresh breath for chance encounters under the mistletoe.
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!