It's been a favorite at our house for several years now, so once again I pass along the secret recipe to this way-cool holiday drink!

It's the Candy Cane Martini. And, it's quickly become another staple of my holiday traditions, ranking right up there with the classic Tom and Jerry (which you can read all about HERE). My wife, Katie, first found the recipe a few years ago, and since then, we've been making them each season. And if you love anything peppermint, as I do, you'll no doubt enjoy this drink too.

t’s a pretty simple cocktail to make, using only three ingredients: Vanilla vodka, creme de cocoa and peppermint schapps. You’ll need a classic cocktail shaker and some martini glasses in which to serve them. We even garnish the rim with some crushed candy canes to make sure our glasses are more festive.

Here are the directions:

(You’ll want to increase these amounts proportionally to the number of drinks you’re making– double them for two, triple for three, etc.)

+ Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
+ Start with 1 1/4 ounces of vanilla vodka.
+ Add 3/4 oz of creme de cocoa.
+ Then add 1 ounce of peppermint schnapps.
+ Shake it up, pour into your martini glass, add a mini candy cane to the glass for garnish, and enjoy.

It’s a festive holiday cocktail that’s guaranteed to make your holiday celebrating merry and bright, and help you have a real cool 'yule. Bottom's up!