Peppermint Schnapps has a few times out of that year that it’s really the star of the show–it really shines around the winter holidays and even St. Paddy’s Day, but we just really like Schnapps no matter the season. Whatever the reason for enjoying this minty liqueur, we are here to share some great cocktail ideas worth exploring. These aren’t your grandmother’s Peppermint Schnapps recipes but what if they were? We think Grandma rocks.
What is Peppermint Schnapps?
Basically, a strong peppermint-flavored spirit that goes great with chocolate, vodka, and whiskey. Here are six cocktails with peppermint schnapps you want to try in time for the holiday.
Named after the candy, this drink carries all of the chocolatey mint goodness, but it’s 100% liquor. Be careful with this one, but definitely enjoy!
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 ounces Peppermint Schnapps
- 1/2 ounces white Creme de Cacao
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
It’s just what it sounds like – your favorite hot chocolate recipe with a jigger of Peppermint Schnapps. Top it with whipped cream, light the fire, and enjoy. Try this if you want to make your own hot chocolate.
- 1 quart milk
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 6 ounces Peppermint Schnapps (more or less to taste)
- whipped cream, for serving
- 6 peppermint stick candy, for serving
Heat 1 cup of the milk in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate, stirring constantly, until melted. Increase heat to medium and add the remainder of the milk while whisking rapidly. Do not allow to boil. Serve in small cups fortified with a jigger (1 1/2 ounces) of peppermint schnapps and a dollop of whipped cream. Add a peppermint stick to stir.
Vanilla Peppermint Martini
It doesn’t need to be the Christmas season to enjoy a candy cane, does it?
- Candy canes (crushed)
- 2 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
- Fresh mint
Add vodka and schnapps to a shaker with ice and shake well. Wet the rim of your martini glass with the lime, and dip it in crushed candy canes. (If you don't want to do this, you can always dangle a candy cane off the rim of the glass.) Pour vodka and schnapps into the glass, and add a sprig of mint at the end.
We love that we found this killer recipe from Betty Crocker. Just don’t let the kids try this one. It’s heavy on the vodka, light on the schnapps, loaded with goodness.
Dip the rim of a martini glass in marshmallow topping then crushed peppermint candies. Drizzle some marshmallow topping on inside of glass; place glass in freezer. In a shaker with ice, add vodka, schnapps, and the liqueur. Shake until mixed; pour into prepared glass. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint.
A simple mix with a surprising flavor. Try it in the summer.
- 1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
- 6 ounces lemonade soda
Mix ingredients together in a tall glass filled ¾ with ice cubes.
A minty take on a true classic.
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cherry.
When was the last time you bought a bottle of Peppermint Schnapps? We thought so. Come on in. Our check out our Schnapps selection online. We can help you with this.
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