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9 Peppermint Schnapps Cocktails to Make

Mixing peppermint schnapps into cocktails is a favorite of mine. Its cool, minty flavor transforms any drink into something special. I recommend starting with peppermint schnapps to add a refreshing twist to your drinks. It’s perfect for those who enjoy a minty touch in their beverages. The peppermint essence creates a vibrant taste that’s both soothing and invigorating. This selection of peppermint schnapps cocktails is my go-to for a festive and flavorful addition to any occasion. Check out this roundup for some amazing recipes to try.

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Peppermint White Russian

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This is a quick and easy cocktail. A new twist on a classic recipe makes this the perfect holiday drink for any occasion. If you’re a fan of the sweet, creamy qualities of a White Russian, you’ll likely enjoy this beverage. Peppermint schnapps, coffee liqueur, and some cream are all you need. For a festive touch, you can add crushed peppermint to the rim.

Merry Mint Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail

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This drink is very similar to the Peppermint White Russian but without the coffee liqueur. This is the perfect holiday beverage if you’re looking for a sweet treat. Peppermint schnapps, vodka, and cream are what make up this cocktail. Serve it at your holiday party for a festive kick.

Frosty the Snowman

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Frosty the Snowman is an iconic holiday character, so what better way to honor him? This cocktail is refreshing and sweet with a nice crisp edge, thanks to the soda. Peppermint schnapps, vanilla rum, and sprite come together in a surprising combination of flavors. You can also add a candy rim to this drink if you prefer.

Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

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This simple recipe is a great selection if you need a quick cocktail with a powerful punch. A candy rim is an optional addition to this drink, but entirely optional. To make this cocktail, the primary ingredients are peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka. Add some cream or half and half for a comforting holiday drink.

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps


Sometimes it’s best to take a recipe back to the basics. A simple hot chocolate is all you need to capture the festive spirit. This drink is a surefire hit at any party. To make it, all you need is milk or cream, chocolate, and peppermint schnapps. Garnish each beverage with whipped cream.

Peppermint Mudslide

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The mudslide is one of the most popular cocktails, and for a good reason. By adding some refreshing peppermint, this drink is the perfect addition to any holiday party. To make this drink, you’ll need the ingredients you’d use for the average mudslide. Coffee liqueur, Irish cream, vodka, and peppermint schnapps are what make this drink top-notch.

Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate

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This hot chocolate recipe is much the same as others but slightly richer. Making it will take a little extra time than the average cocktail, but it’s worth it. For this drink, you’ll need peppermint schnapps, chocolate, sugar, and salt. Top with whipped cream. It’s no wonder this is a favorite among peppermint schnapps cocktails. 

Holly Jolly Peppermint Martini

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This drink is great if you want a festive cocktail without being too sweet. It is optional to add some extra syrup if you want to adjust. To make this drink, all you have to do is add schnapps, vodka, and syrup to a shaker. Add a candy rim to complete the drink.

Peppermint Patty Shot

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If you like your liquor quick and easy, then this recipe is for you. The peppermint patty shot is the perfect blend of sweet and refreshing in one quick swallow. To make these shots, just add cream liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and Irish cream. It is the ideal indulgence at a party.

A festive peppermint schnapps cocktail. The cocktail, in the foreground, is served in a highball glass, with a vibrant red and white layered appearance, reminiscent of a candy cane. It's garnished with a small candy cane hooked on the rim and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint on top. Beside the glass, on a dark wooden table, there's a small bowl of peppermint candies and a few pine cones. The background features a cozy winter setting, with a warmly lit fireplace, a small Christmas tree decorated with lights, and a window showing a snowy landscape outside, with twinkling lights from distant houses.

9 Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.7 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint schnapps, peppermint schnapps cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Get into the holiday spirit with delicious peppermint schnapps cocktails.


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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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