1) Thoroughly wash mint leaves and place in a decanter or jar. Empty vodka into a container and crush slightly to release the essential oils.For the cocktail:
1) Place crushed candy cane bits into pint glass. Crush the candy cane slightly, breaking up the bigger pieces. Add vodka, brandy and half-and-half and stir.
2) Pour into a shaker with ice. Shake lightly to chill and strain into a glass full of ice. Add a peppermint stick and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.