bar Recipes

Peppermint White Russian cocktail [steal this recipe and make it your signature festive drink]


Show the holidays who’s boss with this marvelous White Russian cocktail with a peppermint twist for the holidays!

Are you hosting a holiday soiree with a group of friends? Or maybe you are hosting an intimate gathering of a just a few close peeps. Either way, this holiday cocktail will provide the perfect kickoff to your holiday festivities, wouldn’t you agree? Me? I like to mix this up for my tree trimming party.

I love having a couple friends over and taking a little help decorating my tree. But it’s only fair if you are going to put your friends to work you need to provide booze at the very least. So

Christmas cocktail serves 1. Of course you can make bigger quantities to fill up a crowd.

Ingredients for this delicious holiday cocktail perfect for Christmas, New Year’s or whenever fireplace weather is in season:

3 tbsp. Light corn syrup
¼ cup crushed candy canes
1 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Vodka
½ oz. Peppermint Schnapps
3 oz. Half and Half



Directions for a marvelous festive holiday cocktail:

Pour the light corn syrup into a shallow dish, and add the crushed candy cane in an even layer in a second shallow dish.
Lightly dip the rim of your glass into the light corn syrup, followed by the crushed candy cane.
Fill your glass with ice.
Add Kahlua, vodka, and peppermint schnapps.
Fill the remainder of the glass with half and half, about 3 oz.
Give the drink a gentle stir and enjoy!



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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!