Holiday Cocktail Recipe?

I'm having a Christmas party this weekend and would like to have a drink to serve. It should be easy to mix, few ingredients, and relatively strong. I'm not looking to break the bank, so champagne cocktails, while lovely, are ruled out.

I'd like it to look & taste festive, but I'm having trouble finding drinks that aren't warm (mulled wine or cider) or that contain some kind of cream/creme de something.

I have the idea that I want to make candy cane infused vodka, but am a loss as to what I'd mix it with. Candy cane cosmos come up in a google search, but I'm wondering if anyone has any other ideas?

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