It might be the right hue for the January blues, but this cocktail is the perfect way to cheer your guests up after dinner - especially when a chocolate mint isn't welcome following an indulgent festive season.

A deliciously sweet, yet simple way to impress when dining at home…and a great way to use up any candy canes leftover from Christmas.

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Ingredients

1 oz of Grey Goose vodka

1 oz of peppermint schnapps

1 part pouring cream

1 part sugar syrup (equal parts of sugar and water, shake together)

Candy cane (optional)

Preparation

1 Mix ingredients together in a cocktail shaker.

2 Pour into a short glass, pre-filled with crushed ice.

3 Garnish with a sprinkle of crushed candy canes.