Ride The White Lightning

Just like Metallica’s album Ride the Lightning, this cocktail I’m about to share with you will give you a good ass kicking! It’s festive, it’s strong; thusly named – White Lightning.

White Lightning cocktail with vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

So, lets say you’re hosting a party near the holidays, and you want to serve something special for your guests. The old go-to’s like Jack and Coke, or vodka and cranberry are good and all, but they’ve gotten old and crusty. This cocktail is PERFECT, because it’s sweet enough for the girliest girl, yet strong enough for the manliest man. Best of all, it pairs well with holiday cookies!

Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Last year I hosted a Christmas Cookie party, so I searched and searched for a specialty cocktail that would fit the occasion. I found Sandra Lee’s Candy Cane Cocktail, but it was WAY too peppermint-y. I decided to leave out half of the peppermint schnapps, and double-up the vodka! It turned out strong as hell, and absolutely perfect. It was such a hit that it made an appearance on New Years Eve! So, turn up one of the most awesome albums ever, and lets get shakin’!

New Years Eve aftermath

White Lightning



By Natalie Wiser-Orozco
Published: January 4, 2012
A festive holiday cocktail that’s sweet enough for the girliest girl, and strong enough for the manliest man!

2 Ounces Vanilla Vodka
2 Ounces Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 Ounce Peppermint Schnapps
Juice of 1 Lemon
Small Candy Canes, for garnish

Crush some of the candy canes with a mortar and pestle, and pour on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a martini glass with lemon juice or water, and dip into the crushed candy. Pour all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker, over ice. Shake vigorously, and pour into the martini glass. Garnish with additional candy cane if you’re feeling frisky!

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 0 min
Total time: 7 min
Yield: 1 serving

White Lightning Printable Recipe

What’s your favorite festive holiday cocktail?

Posted in Miscellaney, Party.

5 Responses to Ride The White Lightning

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  2. Kristin S. says:

    This drink looks fantastic! I will certainly be trying this for the holidays. Love the blog too and can’t wait to try some recipes. It was nice to meet you and your husband in Phoenix over the weekend. Always nice to meet other beet lovers.

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