CANDY CANE VODKA

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Infusing vodka is something I’ve wanted to try for a while now. With the holidays in full swing, I knew I had to try this recipe out. Its super sticky simple to make and its festive red color is merry and bright! So break out your vodka and lets get to pulverizing some candy canes, yawl!

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Place 12 broken candy canes into a food processor. This was the first time I’d unwrapped 12 candy canes in a row. It wasn’t fun. It was sticky. The plastic wrapping was not my friend. By number six I was eyeballing the vodka wondering if it was all worth it. But I stayed the course…

DSC_0666and showed those candy canes who’s boss.

Dang, Candy Cane! You FINE.

Dang, Candy Cane! You FINE.

After 3o seconds or so, your candy canes should be reduced to a fine powder. You want them as fine as possible so that they dissolve easily in the vodka. That was the hard part, its smooth sailing from here…Pour 3 cups of Vodka into a large mason jar.

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Spoon in your candy cane powder.

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Shake it up! Let it rest and then give it a few more shakes over the course of 30-45 min. When the candy canes have fully dissolved, you will be left with a beautiful bright red jar of  pepperminty holiday relief.

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Enjoy over ice, in coffee, or my favorite, in a mug of hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

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 Ingredients

12 Candy Canes

3 cups Vodka

Place candy canes in a food processor, pulse. After 30 seconds your candy canes should be reduced to a fine powder. Spoon powder into a jar filled with 3 cups of vodka. Screw lid on, shake vigorously. Let it rest and then give it a few more shakes over the course of 30-45 min. Enjoy candy cane vodka over ice, in coffee or hot chocolate.

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