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Candy Cane Lane

by | Dec 1, 2023

As the holiday season envelops us in its festive embrace, the Andy cane cocktail stands as a love it or hate it drink. We are going to convince you to love the Candy Cane Lane Cocktail. It emerges as a delectable symbol of celebration and history. Its roots reflect the rich past of the candy cane, a staple of Christmas tradition and an emblem of joyous times. This cocktail with its distinctive and undeniably Christmas flavor represents: 

  • The Christmas spirit
  • A journey towards inclusivity
  • Recognition of our efforts in the queer community

How is the Candy Cane Cocktail a Sweet Symbol of History and Evolution?

The candy cane, with its distinctive red and white swirls, has evolved from a simple confection to a symbol of the holiday spirit. Its journey mirrors the experiences of the gay community. It evolved from a path from obscurity to recognition. From the fringes of society to the heart of celebration. The Candy Cane Lane Cocktail, inspired by this iconic candy, is a toast to our own journey. We toast to its deliciousness to celebrate our history. It embodies the strides we’ve made in being recognized and accepted.

Embracing Diversity in Celebration With a Candy Cane Cocktail

This cocktail is a reminder that the holiday season is not just about one story or one tradition; it is a collection of experiences and celebrations. It represents all holidays during the season, acknowledging the diversity within our community. Drink and celebrate the different backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions, of our community. Invite all walks of LGBTQ life into your home where together they create a harmonious blend. Isn’t that what the Christmas season is all about??

As you gather with friends to enjoy the Candy Cane Lane Cocktail, reflect on each person’s unique gay experience. Each ingredient represents a larger narrative. A story of overcoming challenges, embracing our identity, and finding joy in our authenticity. Just like the candy cane has become a signature candy of the Christmas season, our community has also made significant strides. Strides towards visibility and acceptance in society.

How is the Candy Cane Lane Cocktail Relevant to The LGBTQ Community?

In the queer community, we often create our own traditions, redefining what the holiday season means to us. The Candy Cane Lane Cocktail becomes a part of these new traditions, a symbol of our ability to redefine and reshape our experiences. It’s a celebration of the family we choose, the bonds we form, and the inclusive future we are building. The refreshingly cool and delicious drink is about drawing strength and inspiration from the history and evolution of a simple, yet powerful symbol during the holiday season. 

As we enjoy this cocktail, we toast to a world where everyone is accepted, where diversity is celebrated, and where love prevails. The Candy Cane Lane Cocktail is more than a drink; it’s a symbol of our ongoing fight and the advances we’ve made.

In the spirit of the season and in the joy of togetherness, savor the Candy Cane Lane Cocktail. Embrace it as symbol of our vibrant history, our diverse celebrations, and our hopeful future.

How to Make the Candy Cane Lane Cocktail

  • 2 oz. Stoli Premium
  • ½ oz. peppermint schnapps
  • ¾ oz. cherry liqueur

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a candy cane rimmed martini glass.

Enjoy and drink responsibly.

The Spirit of Change

Sustainability, LGBTQ, diversity, and injustice are core pillars of Stoli. The original vodka recipe was developed in 1938, and by 1948 it was being made and bottled in Latvia, where the award-winning Stoli lineup is made to this day. Stoli has a long, rich history of supporting the LGBTQ community, when in 1991 Stoli became one of the first spirit brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues on global equality, visibility, and acceptance for all. In 1997, Stoli was purchased by Yuri Shefler, transforming Stoli into a vertically integrated company, which lead to Putin waging a war in 2000 for the vodka trademark, which has been unsuccessful. 

In 2018, Stoli commemorated the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk being the first openly gay elected official in California, by launching the limited edition, individually numbered, Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, with proceeds going to the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBGTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. Proudly Latvian, Stoli has affirmed their ongoing support of Ukraine and is steadfast in denouncing Russia’s aggression on the sovereign nation. Stoli’s spirit continue to inspire to create a better future for all.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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