Spiked Candy Cane Hot Chocolate with candy cane infused vodka and a simple white chocolate hot cocoa perfect for a cold winter day or holiday party. The white chocolate cocoa is creamy and blends perfectly with the candy cane infused vodka. Fa-la-la-la-yum-oh!
Spiked Candy Cane Hot Chocolate was created to use up the rest of our candy cane vodka from those Candy Cane Infused Vodka Chocolate Martinis a couple weeks back. We are not big drinkers so alcohol lasts forever around here and I wanted to create another drink with that delicious candy cane infused vodka! This recipe is great because 1) tastes amazing and 2) you can make the kids their white chocolate hot cocoas while the adults get their spiked version with candy cane infused vodka. Its fun to garnish with a candy cane and some marshmallows. The grocery store had some cute snowman candies that we put on top and the kids thought it was hilarious.
A few days before making a Spiked Candy Cane Hot Chocolate, you will need to infuse the vodka. Decide how much you will need. Let us go with liter measurements today. Pick out a liter of vodka. Higher quality vodkas will infuse better and make the overall drink taste smoother. I typically just go for a mid priced vodka like Grey Goose. For one liter of vodka, you will want 15 tiny candy canes. Unwrap each candy cane and put into vodka bottle. Put the vodka bottle to the side and let the candy cane flavor infuse for 2 days. Shake well before using. Never use a plastic container for infusing vodka, you will also infuse the plastic taste. Nobody wants a plastic flavored anything. So, if you are transferring the vodka into another container to infuse, make sure it is glass, like a mason jar.
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