Midweek Mixer: Composer Cocktail - The Copland Candy Cane


Happy Wednesday. And now a midweek composer-inspired holiday cocktail. For me, and my illustrator Kevin agrees, this sounds totally disgusting, so I’ve never tried the recipe. But I know for a fact that Aaron Copland was a huge fan of candy canes! Enjoy and be careful not to spill on the keys.


  • 2 oz. candy cane vodka (crushed candy canes that have sat in vodka for a few hours)
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2-4 dashes of creme de menthe
  • 1 candy cane, crushed
  • Shake with ice!

For more composer recipes, check out the You Suck at Piano book HERE.


Joel Pierson