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Peppermint Holiday Cocktails

December 19, 2021

By:

Katy DuBois

Happy Holidays everyone! LIY Ambassador Debbie here! What better time of year to make peppermint cocktails than Christmas? Peppermint brings a little holiday cheer to everything. I love to try new cocktail recipes all year round but I think it’s most fun at Christmas time, don’t you? Several years ago when I was conjuring up different cocktails during the holidays, my son-in-law said I should give up on bartending! Well, I didn’t listen because I’m still trying and glad I did because these peppermint cocktails are the best! Serve them at your next holiday party and I promise your guests will love them! I even got my husband to sample them and he never drinks. Perfect to sip them while you’re decorating the tree or just relaxing. Cheers!

Peppermint Float

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Peppermint Float

I think this one is my favorite! Just add a scoop of peppermint ice cream to a mixture of Bailey’s and Ginger Ale.  Stir with a candy cane. This could also be made in a big punch bowl if you’d prefer. 

Prep Time 5 minutes

Candy Cane Martini Jello Shots

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Candy Cane Martini Jello Shots

This is a festive treat to indulge in after a day of Christmas shopping!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 10 small peppermint candies or candy canes crushed, for garnish (if desired)
  • 3 tbsp peppermint schnapps (or to taste – up to 4 tbsp may be added)
  • 2 tbsp white chocolate liqueur (or white creme de cacao)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla vodka
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup water

Instructions

  1. Pour water into a small saucepan. Sprinkle with the gelatin and allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat.

  2. Add the vodka, liqueur and schnapps, stirring well to incorporate. Pour into pan and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.

  3. To serve, cut into 1 inch squares.

  4. Immediately before serving, garnish with crushed peppermint candies, if desired.

Peppermint White Russian

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Peppermint White Russian

This would be a great drink to serve at a holiday party. You can adjust the volume to your tastes…just add more milk or peppermint mocha depending on how strong you like it. The recipe is for 2 drinks but you could make a big pitcher and add ice to individual glasses when you’re ready to serve. You could also pour this in hot chocolate or coffee or just drink over ice. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Jackson Morgan Peppermint Mocha
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Milk or Cream

Instructions

  1. In a large glass or pitcher, combine all the ingredients and stir to combine. Divide between small glasses and add ice to fill up the glass. Serve.

  2. Optional: crush peppermints or candy canes, wet the rim of the glass, and press into the candy. This makes for an especially festive presentation!

Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

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Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

Two of my favorite things put together!  Peppermint and eggnog!  You can put these in little shot glasses like I did or turn it into a punch bowl recipe if you’d like.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Peppermint Ice Cream
  • 1 part Eggnog
  • Sugar water and crushed peppermint to rim the glass
  • Peppermint white chocolate bark to garnish

Instructions

  1. Blend together 2 parts peppermint ice cream to one part eggnog.

  2. Rim the glasses with crushed peppermint by dabbing them with sugar water and dipping them in peppermint.

  3. Fill your glasses with the milkshake mixture and place them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

  4. Break the peppermint bark into halves and place them on top just before serving.

Cheers and happy holidays!

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  1. JMO says:

    5 stars
    The drinks were fantastic Deb!! I’ve known you for almost 20 years (😱 someone’s getting old……and it’s not me 🤣😘) when you said make drinks……I thought “here we go again”! Tony was on the right track, bartending was never your thing….until now!! My fave was the peppermint float!! SERIOUSLY YUM!! and the egg nog shot ( I don’t even care for egg nog)! Most favorite thing I did this holiday season! Drink and be Merry 🎄🥰

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