What a great Christmas cocktail!  Not only does this concoction look festive, but it tastes festive as well.  This brings back childhood memories of the delicious, soft peppermint candy in tins that my Dad used to buy for us when we were kids.  Here’s how to make it:

  • 1 tbs crushed soft peppermint candy
  • 1½ fl oz good vodka
  • splash of white creme de menthe
  • ¼ fl oz of good brandy
  • ½ fl oz half-and-half
  • Crushed ice
  • Peppermint stick for garnish
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Combine the vodka and crushed peppermint.  Stir to dissolve.  Add the remaining ingredients, stir and garnish.  Voila!