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Christmassy Champagne Cocktails

The Candy Cane Martini Recipe is Perfect for Warm Weather Holidays

— December 24, 2015 — Lifestyle
Whether you live in the southern hemisphere or are enjoying an unseasonably warm winter, this candy cane martini recipe is the ideal holiday libation. From Leah Bergman at the blog Freutcake, the Peppermint White Christmas cocktail is very festive, but is still light enough to be enjoyed in warmer weather.

To recreate this champagne cocktail at home, you will need chilled champagne, white creme de cocoa and candy canes. Instead of being served in traditional martini glasses, this version is served in flutes to accommodate the long shape of the candy cane. Or, you could use the more customary glass with a miniature candy cane instead.

The candy cane martini is a pretty addition to any holiday party.
Trend Themes
1. Champagne Cocktail Variations - Innovation opportunities abound for mixologists looking for new and original champagne cocktail recipes beyond traditional orange juice Mimosas.
2. Holiday Cocktail Adaptations - With changing weather patterns and global consumer mix, bartenders looking to make a name for themselves should experiment with holiday cocktail adaptations to cater to all markets.
3. Temperature-sensitive Alcoholic Beverages - From frozen slushies to heated mulled wines, new opportunities exist for creating alcoholic beverages that suit consumer tastes across different temperature ranges.
Industry Implications
1. Alcoholic Beverages - There is an opportunity to expand the alcoholic beverages market segment with new products catering to changing consumer preferences and demands.
2. Hospitality - Innovation in the hospitality sector can be driven by new and interesting cocktail recipes like the candy cane martini, appealing to different events and consumer preferences at holiday parties and other events.
3. Candy and Confectionery - Candy canes are not just limited to tree decorations but can be used as an essential ingredient in champagne cocktails, signalling more inventive uses of candy and confectioneries beyond traditional consumption.
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