Candy Cane White Russians

6 December 2018


Whenever I have friends over, I love making cocktails...it either stems from my love of making 'potions' in the bath as a child, or the few years we spent with a bar in the house - either way, they're a great party piece, or even a great addition to a night in. I love to get seasonal with my cocktails and tend to go very tropical in the summer, brambles in the autumn and definitely something festive for November and December time.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite festive cocktails for the holidays - a Bailey's White Russian with a candy cane twist. Bailey's is one of my favourite festive {and all time!} drinks, and this festive little number is perfect for holiday get-togethers or even for a little post-Christmas wrapping treat on Christmas Eve! 

What you'll need: 

1 pack of red & white Candy Canes {optional}
White chocolate for the candy cane bark {optional}
50ml Bailey's Original Irish Cream
25ml Vodka {I use Grey Goose for a smoother taste, but you can use your favourite brand!}
25ml Kahlua {or any other coffee liqueur}
15ml Peppermint syrup 
50ml whole milk 
Ice for the shaker 

Method: 

1. Add the ice, Bailey's Original Irish Cream, vodka, milk, peppermint syrup and kailua into a shaker and shake well. 
2. Strain into your candy cane coated glasses and enjoy!

...they really are that easy!



For the candy cane bark {optional}:

As these are festive cocktails, I wanted to be a little extra and add some candy cane bark for decoration! All you need to do for this is spread melted white chocolate onto a lined baking sheet, sprinkle on some of the extra crushed candy cane and leave to set in the fridge. Once it's set, break into pieces and enjoy. Obviously this part is more of a 'nice to have' than a 'need to have', as you do have to pre-melt and set the chocolate, so it takes a little advance planning. 

I hope you enjoyed this super simple recipe {who has time for fancy ingredients during the holidays?!} and please do let me know if you end up trying it for yourself - I can guarantee both you and your friends will love this one! 

xo Becky 

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