Executive Chef Admir Alibasic, of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in Old Town Scottsdale, shares the cool and tasty Candy Cane Blitz-tini. The invigorating, cocktail costs $12.95 (or $7.95 during happy hour) — or you can whip one up at home for holiday guests.


1 ½ ounces vanilla vodka

1 ounce crème de menthe

2 ounces white chocolate liqueur

½ candy cane, crushed

Drizzle of red peppermint syrup

1 candy cane for garnish



In a shaker tin, add ice, vanilla vodka, crème de menthe and white chocolate liqueur, and shake vigorously. Strain into a candy cane-rimmed martini glass and drizzle peppermint syrup on top. Garnish with a candy cane.

Ben & Jack’s is at 4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. For information, go to BenAndJacksSteakhouse.com.

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