Candy Cane Italian Soda
half and half
crushed candy canes
You can make your own peppermint simple syrup (this one is delicious) or you can cheat like I did and use a yummy store bought version. Start by crushing the candy canes to a very fine dust in a zipper bag. Dip the rim of the glass in the peppermint syrup and then roll it in the crushed candy cane. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Pour a couple tablespoons (more or less depending on how sweet you want it) of peppermint syrup in the bottom of the glass. Add club soda to almost fill the glass and then finally add a splash of half and half. Stir and serve with a candy cane on the edge of the glass.
I’ve serving my candy cane sodas in these adorable pink double old-fashioned glasses from CB2.