Peppermint Cocktail, a Delicious Christmas Drink

Wow your guests with a Peppermint cocktail, a marvelous drink full of holiday cheer! So rich, creamy, and bursting with holiday flavors, this peppermint Christmas drink is so easy to make. Peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liquor, and peppermint ice cream come together to create the perfect Christmas iced cocktail that tastes like a treat. So give your holiday celebrations a sweet touch with this delicious peppermint drink everyone will love!

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The Best Peppermint Cocktail to Make This Holiday Season

The holidays are almost here; this is a time for celebrations, get-togethers, and holiday parties. One of the things I love about the holidays is all the seasonal flavors and special treats. I recently tried peppermint-flavored ice cream for the first time and loved it. I made a peppermint milkshake for a family reunion at home, and it was such a success that I decided to create a holiday cocktail. 

This holiday drink is a cross between a candy cane cocktail and a peppermint dessert since I added a small scoop of ice cream. So you could also call it an ice cream cocktail! Of course, you can leave the final ice cream scoop out if you don’t want the hassle of dealing with a spoon and want to sip your drink. But I loved this adult holiday dessert, and so did all our guests.

Tipsy Peppermint Cocktail Recipe

If you love peppermint like me, this Christmas cocktail is for you! And the presentation with the crushed candy cane-rimmed martini glasses (or you can use any other fun cocktail glass you like) will wow your guests. It is the perfect cheery drink for any holiday party, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion. 

What You Need for a Peppermint Christmas Cocktail

  • 1 oz of white chocolate liquor
  • 1 oz of peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 cup of peppermint ice cream (plus two small scoops, optional)
  • 1 oz half and half
  • 1/4 cup ice, crushed
  • Grenadine syrup
  • Peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • White chocolate for melting
  • Whipped cream

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How to Make Peppermint Ice Cocktail

  1. Pour the white chocolate liquor and peppermint schnapps into a blender. Add the half and half, the Peppermint ice cream, and the ice. Blend until ice is finely crushed.
  2. Drizzle a little of Grenadine into the mixture. Set aside.
  3. Slowly pour the drink mix into the garnished glasses until they are about two-thirds full.
  4. Add a small scoop of peppermint ice cream for an extra creamy holiday drink.

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How Do You Rim a Glass with Peppermint?

I love to use crushed peppermint candy canes as garnish when I serve this creamy holiday cocktail. Simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Place the peppermint candy canes into a large zip lock bag and seal them (try to leave as much air out as possible). Then, using a kitchen mallet, pound the candy until crushed.
  2. Spread crushed candy canes evenly on a plate.
  3. Put the white chocolate on a microwave-safe plate and melt. Wet the rim of the martini glass in melted white chocolate.
  4. Dip martini glasses into crushed candy canes.
  5. Slowly pour the drink mix into the glasses until full. Voila!

Can I Make This Peppermint Cocktail Without Alcohol?

While I love a good mocktail, you can’t make this Christmas cocktail without alcohol. The recipe is, in essence, a cocktail, which means almost all the flavor comes from the chocolate liquor and the peppermint schnapps. But if you want, try my kid-friendly, non-alcoholic peppermint milkshake that was a total hit during my Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.

Peppermint milkshake holiday drink

A Creamy Peppermint Cocktail Perfect for The Holidays

This little peppermint experiment turned out better than I expected! So I decided to call my creation the Peppermint Ice Christmas cocktail. I hope you like this creamy holiday drink as much as I did. This peppermint cocktail recipe makes two martini-size cocktails. I used Edy’s Peppermint Wonderland Slow Churned ice cream, but you can use any peppermint ice cream you likee. 

So get ready to celebrate the season with this festive Peppermint Cocktail, the perfect holiday drink to bring smiles to your guests. Creamy and minty fresh, this delicious winter cocktail is the perfect combination of chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps. So take a break from all the tree decorating and holiday shopping, and take a cocktail break with this easy peppermint cocktail recipe. I promise it will be a total crowd-pleaser to be the hit this Christmas Eve!

Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!

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Peppermint Ice Holiday Cocktail

Yield: 2


  • 1 onz white chocolate liquor
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz half and half
  • 1/2 cup Edy's or Dryer's Peppermint Wonderland slow churned ice cream or peppermint ice cream of your choice plus two small scoops, optional
  • 1/4 cup ice, crushed
  • grenadine
  • whipped cream
  • peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • white chocolate for melting


  1. Pour white chocolate liquor and schnapps into blender.
  2. Add half and half, Edy's or Dryer's Peppermint Wonderland slow churned ice cream and ice.
  3. Blend until ice is finely crushed.
  4. Drizzle Grenadine into mixture.
  5. Spread crushed candy canes evenly on a plate.
  6. Put white chocolate in microwave safe plate and melt.
  7. Wet rim of martini glass in melted white chocolate.
  8. Dip martini glasses into crushed candy canes.
  9. Slowly pour drink mix into glasses until they are about two thirds full.
  10. Add a small scoop of Edy's or Dryer's Peppermint Wonderland slow churned ice cream or peppermint ice cream of your choice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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33 thoughts on “Peppermint Cocktail, a Delicious Christmas Drink”

  1. I love the look of this – I don’t drink alcohol though so I must go on the hunt for some substitutes I’m thinking lemonade and perhaps ohhh what could I use for the flavour I shall have to google – you have me thinking now 🙂 x

  2. Such a fun holiday drink for adults. I’ve tried white chocolate liquor and peppermint schnapps in hot chocolate, and it’s delicious. Love the recipe! I’m going to give it a try

  3. It’s a bit of a change to see a holiday post just for the adults. It’s a nice change. The recipe looks great. But I’m wondering… you have to wait for the holidays or not? LOL

    And I agree with what Melissa said in the comments – it’d be perfect for the cookie exchange gatherings.

  4. Yummy! However, I don’t drink alcohol so I am going to have to adjust this a bit – I so want the flavor but don’t need the “kick!”

  5. I’ve made something very similar, but never thought to add the ice cream… YAY!! The only drawback is once the kids see me put ice cream in mine, the game will be on to make a non alc version 🙂 …or I can let them take a sip, and go to bed early 😉

  6. This is the perfect drink for us to offer our guests at our Christmas Eve Open House. The drink looks so festive and I bet it tastes fabulous!

  7. Hi! This looks so good! I was wondering if I could use your picture in a round-up I’m doing for my Tips & Tricks Blog Hop @ Gina’s Craft Corner tomorrow? I will have a link to your page, of course. 🙂 Just let me know.


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