Peppermint Coffee Stirs

The quickest way to add a little holiday flavor to a cup of coffee is by stirring in a little peppermint. I like to use candy canes most of the time. They’re already shaped like stir sticks, and are inexpensive and handy. It also gives them a purpose in addition to being tree decorations. If you want to go a little bit fancier, you can seek out some spoon-shaped peppermint coffee stirs, like the ones pictured above from Crate and Barrel. They accomplish the same goal – adding some sweetness and peppermint flavor to a drink – but are a bit less sticky than candy canes since they have a wooden handle.