If you love the holidays, you likely want to make some holiday-themed cocktails.
Peppermint vodka is a classic flavor, but how do you incorporate it into drinks without being basic? Well, we’ve got the answers for you.
From a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini to a Peppermint Cran Spritz, these are some of the best peppermint vodka drinks.
Try some of these recipes to spice up your holidays.
Peppermint White Russian
A White Russian is a classic drink consisting of heavy cream, Kahlua, and vodka. It’s delicious on its own, but this peppermint version is just a bit better for cold winter days. With peppermint vodka and peppermint mocha Kahlua, this might be our new favorite white Russian and a great way to get through the winter!
White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Although martinis aren’t usually sweet, there are several on this list inspired by holiday or wintry flavors. The first is a white chocolate peppermint martini, which uses white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and peppermint schnapps to create a lovely white drink. Although it’s a little more difficult to make, this drink is worth it!
This peppermint martini offers a different twist on the martini, with coffee liqueur instead of white chocolate. It has a lovely coffee color and involves peppermint vodka and milk to complete it. Don’t miss out on the candy cane rims - it makes the drink even more festive.
Candy Cane Martini
Closer to an original martini, the Candy Cane martini is an excellent way to start any holiday party. It features peppermint vodka, vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and creme de cacao, all of which are alcoholic. This candy cane martini is one of the strongest drinks on the list, so be careful with serving sizes and enjoy it!
Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail
With vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and a half and half, this cocktail is a lighter version of some of the others on this list. However, its pure white color turns pink when you mix it with a candy cane (which we highly recommend). This is a great choice if you’re making a large batch cocktail for a holiday party.
Tipsy Peppermint Mocha Cocktail
If you love peppermint mocha coffee creamer, what’s to stop you from buying peppermint mocha liqueur and using that in your drinks? This cocktail is like a delicious iced coffee but without the coffee (and with vodka instead). It uses heavy cream, peppermint mocha Kahlua, and vodka to create a delicious cocktail.
Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate
In winter, there’s nothing better than a warming, delicious cup of hot chocolate. Actually, there’s one thing better: spiked hot chocolate. This recipe uses regular hot chocolate and peppermint vodka to create a winter drink that will warm your spirits even more than traditional hot chocolate.
Peppermint Moscow Mule
A Moscow mule is a classic summer drink and not one you would think could be successfully winterized. However, this peppermint mule proves that wrong with cranberry and lime juice, peppermint vodka, and (of course) the classic ginger beer. It is a delicious twist on the classic mule.
Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail
Nothing says “winter cocktail” quite like Bailey’s, and we agree. However, we like the peppermint part of this cocktail the most, with vodka, peppermint Baileys, and half-and-half to make a cool, creamy winter drink. Even though it’s served cold, this drink will definitely warm you up!
Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Everyone loves a martini glass - they are tall and classy and make you feel like you’re drinking with royalty. This chocolate peppermint martini fits perfectly inside a martini glass with its rich, chocolatey color and swirls of cream. If you’re looking for a drink to impress your guests, try this one out!
Sometimes, cocktails are beautiful and elegant. Other times, they are alcoholic milkshakes. We can’t decide which we like better, but this peppermint mudslide definitely fits into the latter category (and we’re okay with it). It involves Kahlua, Irish cream, vodka, and ice cream - what could be better?
Peppermint Espresso Martini
A good espresso martini is hard to find, and a good peppermint espresso martini is a true gem. This cocktail is a little more complicated to make (and involves making espresso, of course), but it is totally worth it for the smooth coffee and peppermint flavor.
Smirnoff Peppermint Cran Spritz
If you don’t do dairy or need something a little lighter to drink this holiday season, this peppermint cran spritz is the perfect option. It uses cranberry juice, club soda, orange liqueur, and peppermint vodka to bring together the tastes of the season without being creamy. It’s light and refreshing but perfect for winter!
With all of these holiday peppermint vodka drinks to try out, your holiday season should be fully booked!
Did you bring one of these vodka cocktails to a family gathering or party? Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!
13 Peppermint Vodka Cocktail Recipe Ideas
- Peppermint White Russian
- White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
- Peppermint Martini
- Candy Cane Martini
- Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail
- Tipsy Peppermint Mocha Cocktail
- Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Moscow Mule
- Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail
- Chocolate Peppermint Martini
- Peppermint Mudslide
- Peppermint Espresso Martini
- Smirnoff Peppermint Cran Spritz
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