Simmer 1 cup sugar with 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1/4 cup water and 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar until the mix reaches about 280 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and add a few drops of peppermint flavouring. Divide the syrup in half. Add red food colouring to one half; pour out separately onto the greased surfaces. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Pull each half separately; roll into 1/2" thick ropes. Twist coloured batch around the white batch pulling until the colours adhere. Cut with scissors into 6" long lengths; bend to crook one end.
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