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The Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane Cocktail

December 18, 2019

This Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane cocktail is the very best cocktail for decorating the Christmas tree! It’s minty, chocolatey and so festive with a crushed candy cane rim!

Made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka and peppermint schnapps, you might want to pre-mix a whole batch because one of these holly-jolly cocktails is never enough!

3 chocolate cocktails, rimed with crushed candy cane on a black table.

This is the cocktail I honestly make every year when decorating my Christmas tree. It’s one of my favorite traditions. I’ll grab a few candy canes, my rolling pin and cocktail shaker, and give my self (and anyone joining in the fun) a tasty, frosty treat while we cover the tree with flowers and citrus ornaments.

Crushed candy cane powder in a bowl on a table with broken candy canes.

A Few Tips!

1. To make the candy cane rims:

Add a candy cane to a ziplock bag (add a few if you’re making more than 1 cocktail). Use a rolling pin to crush the daylights out of the candy cane. You want it to be almost powdered. If you don’t have a rolling pin, you can put them in a food processor or place a heavy book on top and give it a good pounding.

To rim the glass, squeeze half a lemon on a plate or into a small bowl and dip the rim of your glass to coat. Then, on another dry plate, sprinkle your crushed candy cane and dip your glass until coated in the candy.

See below for step by step instructions.

2. Pre-freeze your glasses with ice

I personally don’t like when ice waters down creamy cocktails, but I want this cocktail to be nice and frosty. So, I find freezing water in the glasses helps it to melt slower, and still keeps my cocktail nice and cold. If you want to do the same thing, simply pour water into your glasses and leave them to freeze for 3-4 hours.

3. To make this cocktail, you will need:

  • Rolling pin and hard surface
  • Ziplock bag
  • 2 plates (or 1 plate and small bowl)
  • Cocktail shaker & jigger

A closeup of the candy cane garnish on a chocolate cocktail.

How to Make the Candy Cane Garnish – Step by Step

1. Add a candy cane to a ziplock bag (add a few if you’re making more than 1 cocktail). Use a rolling pin to crush the daylights out of the candy cane. You want it to be almost powdered. Remove from the bag and set aside.

2. To rim the glass, squeeze half a lemon into a small bowl or on a plate and dip the rim of your glass to coat.

3. Then, on another dry plate, sprinkle your crushed candy cane and dip your glass until coated in the candy.

4. Check to see your rims are perfectly coated.

A step by step process showing up to make a candy cane garnish.

3 chocolate cocktails, rimed with crushed candy cane on a black table with a few scattered candy canes.

I hope you enjoy this festive, chocolatey cocktail!

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3 chocolate cocktails, rimed with crushed candy cane on a black table.
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The Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane Cocktail

This Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane cocktail is the very best cocktail for decorating the Christmas tree! It’s minty, chocolatey and so festive with a crushed candy cane rim!
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: chocolate cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 165kcal

Equipment

  • Rolling pin and hard surface
  • Ziplock bag
  • 2 plates
  • Cocktail shaker & jigger

Ingredients

For the Garnish

  • 1 candy cane
  • juice from ½ a lemon

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz.

    Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

  • 1

    oz.

    vanilla vodka

  • ½ oz.

    peppermint schnapps

Instructions

To Make the Candy Cane Garnish

  • Add a candy cane to a ziplock bag (add a few if you’re making more than 1 cocktail). Use a rolling pin to crush the daylights out of the candy cane. You want it to be almost powdered. If you don’t have a rolling pin, you can put them in a food processor or place a heavy book on top and give it a good pounding.
  • To rim the glass, pour a few drops of peppermint schnapps on a plate and dip the rim of your glass to coat. Then, on another dry plate, sprinkle your crushed candy cane and dip your glass until coated in the candy.

To Make the Cocktail

  • In a cocktail shaker, pour 1 oz. vanilla vodka, 2 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur and 1/2 oz. of peppermint schnapps. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into garnished glass.

Notes

 
To pre-freeze your glasses with ice:
I find freezing water in the glasses helps it to melt slower, and still keeps my cocktail nice and cold. If you want to do the same thing, simply pour water into your glasses and leave them to freeze for 3-4 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Calcium: 64mg

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2 Comments

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    Jackie
    December 19, 2019 at 2:48 am

    What size glasses are you using in the picture? They are so dainty and cute. Actually where are those glasses from?

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