Posts Tagged ‘peppermint’

Thirsty Thursday: Candy Cane Martini

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

It’s time to embrace the holiday “spirit” as our calendars count down the days until Christmas. Celebratory and decadent cocktails are the hallmark of a good holiday party, so put down that ‘nog and whip up a unique wintry concoction that will light up Rudolph’s red nose.

This Candy Cane Martini is a sweet and refreshing mixture of vodka, fresh ginger and mint leaves, and it is the perfect, festive way to kick off the holiday season. The crushed peppermint candy that rims the chilled glasses puts the final, Christmasy touch on this winter wonderland cocktail.

Here’s to some holiday cheer! Bottoms up, folks.

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Cookie #11: Kelsey Nixon’s Peppermint Fudge Crinkle Cookies

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

Kelsey Nixon turns the always delicious pairing of rich chocolate and wintry peppermint into her irresistible Peppermint Fudge Crinkle Cookies.

Bite through the crinkled, powdered-sugar shell and into the chocolaty insides. With a perfect hint of mint, you’ll be thinking candy canes and peppermint bark. It’s a sweet combination that will force the grinchiest of eaters to break a smile.

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