Candy Cane Infused Rum

Last spring we infused our first batch of Strawberry Rum and loved it, so as the holidays rolled around, we began thinking of infusing rum with a holiday taste, such as Candy Cane.  We tried it out and found it’s easy to put together and if you divided it into small 8 oz. mason jars with lids, would make great little gifts for your rum drinking friends. Just add a ribbon with a candy cane and maybe a recipe and voilà!

Talk about getting into the holiday spirit(s)!

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Candy Cane Infused Rum
(makes 2 cups of rum although quantities can easily be increased)

2 cups of white rum (we used Bacardi)
15-20 small candy canes
(we used all 20 and the result was very pepperminty. Use less if you want just a hint of peppermint.)
Glass jar with a lid

Arrange the candy canes on the bottom of the glass jar. Add the rum, then seal the jar with the lid. Gently shake every once in a while. When the candy canes have dissolved, the rum is infused. Ours took only about 12 hours. The finished product is a nice light red color and is good for sipping or could be used in some holiday recipes.

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Watch how easy it is to make!

Now use your infusion to give as gifts, serve to guests in Peppermint Flavored Candy Cane Edible Shot Glasses , OR to make the delicious cocktail below!

Candy Cane Cocktail

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Creamy Candy Cane Rum

If you like rum, peppermint and chocolate, you’ll love the taste of this creamy drink! Great holiday look and taste!

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Creamy Candy Cane Rum
(makes 2)

2 oz. vanilla rum
2 oz. white chocolate liqueur (we used Godiva)
2 oz. cream
1 oz. peppermint schnapps
4 oz. lemon lime soda (we used 7up)
.5 oz. grenadine
candy cane
mint sprig

Pour rum, white chocolate liqueur, cream, peppermint schnapps and lemon lime soda in a mixing glass over ice. Gently shake until frothy. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with a candy cane and a sprig of Mint. Right before serving, pour the Grenadine down the inside of each glass, shaking any remaining droplets over the top of the drink. Serve immediately.

For a lighter drink, substitute milk for the cream and use a diet soda. Hey, gotta save room for the other goodies!

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