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)!
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.
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!
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