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Candy Cane Mimosa

Image: Tim Nusog

Besides being a hallmark of the holidays, candy canes make damn-good cocktail garnishes. This yuletide-inspired take on the Mimosa packs a sweet-minty punch and looks great on a party tray. Quick tip: The longer you keep the candy cane in the drink, the redder and mintier your Mimosa will be.


  • 3/4 oz White crème de menthe, chilled
  • 1 dash Chocolate bitters
  • Sparkling wine, to top
  • Garnish: Melted chocolate chips
  • Garnish: Crushed candy cane
  • Garnish: Whole candy cane


  1. Rim a Champagne flute with melted chocolate chips and a crushed candy cane.

  2. Add the white créme de menthe and chocolate bitters into the prepared glass, and top with sparkling wine.

  3. Garnish with a whole candy cane.