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Recipe: Candy Cane Margarita

‘Tis the season to get a little toasty.


We love anything seasonal — especially cocktails. If you’re looking for a festive cocktail to serve this holiday season, try our take on the Candy Cane Margarita that’s found at Dockside Margaritas in Disney Springs.

candy cane margarita

Candy Cane Margarita

Yields 1 cocktail


Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peppermint simple syrup

  • 2 ounces tequila blanco

  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice

  • 3 ounces cranberry ginger ale or Sprite

  • Candy cane, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Make peppermint simple syrup. Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and ½ teaspoon peppermint extract. This will make multiple servings of simple syrup — pour leftover simple syrup in a Mason jar and store in the fridge.

  2. Combine peppermint simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake.

  3. Strain into a margarita glass and top with cranberry ginger ale. Serve with a candy cane garnish, if desired.

Takeaway:

First and foremost, be careful with the peppermint extract. A little bit goes a long way — I kept adding the simple syrup because I couldn’t taste the peppermint and then all of a sudden my lips were going numb because I put too much in. Less is definitely more in this scenario.


I was a little skeptical about the cranberry, mint, and tequila pairing, but it actually worked pretty well. You obviously have to like mint to like this margarita, but if that’s you, then I say give it a try!

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