Cocktails/ Drink

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail

August 23, 2020

Last Updated on August 23, 2020 by Slow The Cook Down

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail is sure to get you in the festive mood! Creamy Baileys is shaken with creme de menthe and creme de cacao for a mint chocolate taste explosion.  And don’t forget that candy cane and dark chocolate rim!

Christmas Candy Cane cocktail being poured into an empty glass

Phew!  I can’t believe that it is nearly Christmas!  This time last year we hadn’t long moved into our condo and Toronto was still very new to us.  This year we feel like we live here and are looking forward to having two weeks of doing not much at all!  This is the last post of 2018 from me and I wanted to go out with a bang!

Ok, brag alert! The last part of this year has given me opportunities in the blogging world which has been really exciting, and I’m looking forward to what 2019 brings me and my little corner of the internet.  I was recently named one of the top food bloggers of 2018 by Brand Ballot, which I’m thrilled about.  There’s some amazing bloggers on that list so I’m super chuffed and honoured. 🙂 Right….enough about me….onto the booze!!

If you are a Baileys lover, be sure to check out my Baileys Dalgona Coffee.

Top down shot of two Christmas Candy Cane cocktails

Baileys Candy Cane – A Christmas Cocktail

I wanted to squeeze in last holiday recipe before the break, and a cocktail felt like the perfect treat to share with you.  At one point in my life I was obsessed with Baileys, and even more so when the holidays rolled around.  Ice cold, super creamy and it makes you feel all warm and gooey inside – or is that just me?!  It felt right to use Baileys as a base, and too make it more festive I went with chocolate and mint liqueurs.  The glass is rimmed with dark chocolate and candy cane pieces for extra Christmassy vibes.

Baileys Candy Cane – an easy cocktail recipe

I really enjoying making cocktails, but I am by no means a mixologist.  I want to learn more abut the science of cocktail making, but for now, let’s keep it simple!  Baileys Candy Cane cocktail is simply three ingredients shaken with ice and poured into a rimmed martini glass.  It’s a perfect cocktail for dinner parties or when you have guests, as you will look pro when you are shaking it like Tom Cruise in Cocktail!

Two glasses of Christmas Candy Cane cocktail with chocolate shavings

And with that…I’m going to sign off for 2018!  I’m still going to be around on social media, so do pop over to my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see what I’m up to over the festive period – SPOILER ALERT, it will be booze and food based!

If you are here looking for some more cocktail recipes, be sure to check out my Christmas Red Wine Sangria, Smokey Old Fashioned and my Elderflower Mojito.

Close up of a Christmas Candy Cane Cocktail

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail is the perfect holiday drink. An easy cocktail to make with the perfect blend of chocolate, mint and Baileys. Christmas cocktail
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 485kcal


For the rim

  • 4 candy canes
  • 4 squares 70% cocoa chocolate

For the cocktail

  • 2 ounces Baileys
  • 2 ounces creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce creme de menthe

The topping

  • grated 70% cocoa chocolate


For the rim

  • Put the candy cane into a blender and give it a whizz to break up into small pieces. Pour into a bowl
  • Melt the squares of chocolate in a microwave or bain marie.  Dip a martini glass in the melted chocolate and then press it into the broken candy canes.

For the cocktail

  • Put a good handful of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and then pour in the measured liquids.  Shake for a good 15-20 seconds so that the cocktail shaker is cold.  Pour into the rimmed glass, grate some chocolate on the top and serve.


Recipe is easily doubled and tripled.
Nutritional value based on 1 serving


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 50g
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