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17 Peppermint Vodka Drinks (+Easy Cocktails)

‘Tis this season for family, feasts, cookies, and the stunning peppermint vodka drinks.

They’re super festive, perfect for parties, and so easy, even beginner bartenders can recreate them at home.

Pink Peppermint Martini Cocktail
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Every holiday party needs a nice selection of drinks, right?

And while you could make a Christmas punch or pot of mulled wine, these peppermint vodka cocktails are way too good to miss.

They’re creamy, bubbly, chocolatey, and more.

Plus, if you make your own peppermint vodka, it’s great for gifts.

So try these peppermint vodka drinks this year. I bet nobody will miss the eggnog.

17 Best Peppermint Vodka Cocktails and Drink Ideas

1. Peppermint White Russian Cocktail

If the creamy coolness of a regular White Russian just isn’t enough, try this fun twist!

It’s definitely not traditional, but this peppermint White Russian is Tasty with a capital T.

It has everything you want in a White Russian, including cream, vodka, and coffee liqueur.

But peppermint vodka adds just the right amount of freshness to keep it from being overly cloying. 

Wanna know the best part? You’ll serve this in a glass with vanilla frosting and crushed peppermint rim.

It’s fun for the eyes and your taste buds!    

2. Candy Cane Christmas Mules

The classic Moscow Mule is light and refreshing with plenty of zesty, warm flavor from the lime juice and ginger beer.

But with peppermint vodka in the mix, it’s like an adult, liquid Ice Breakers mint.

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One sip and your breath will be COLD and fresh.

You’ll ditch the lime in this version since it doesn’t play well with the mint. And feel free to use ginger ale if you want it even lighter.

3. Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Mint and chocolate are an iconic duo. They’re like Antony and Cleopatra or Romeo and Juliet without the tragedy.

And this minty chocolate martini is Shakespeare-level legendary. 

Made with chocolate liqueur, peppermint vodka, cream, and cocoa powder, it’s extra chocolatey and delightfully decadent.

But that richness is beautifully balanced with pops of peppermint. 

Rim the glass with melted chocolate and crushed peppermints, then drizzle over more chocolate to finish it off. Yum!

4. Fiery Peppermint Cocktail

Looking for a cocktail that’ll cool your senses and warms your heart? Try this insane Fireball and peppermint vodka cocktail.

Between the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey, Smirnoff Peppermint Twist, mint syrup, and cinnamon candies, this one will definitely wake you up.

It’s pretty strong and one you’ll want to sip on.

5. Peppermint Espresso Martini

If you live for Starbucks’ peppermint mocha, you’ll love this fresh and boozy martini.

And though this drink doesn’t actually contain chocolate, you can always add a splash of chocolate liqueur.

Recipes are just guidelines, after all!

Still, this martini is minty, sweet, and full of smooth coffee goodness, even without the extra sugar rush.

Serve with a candy cane for garnish. 

6. Peppermint Mudslide

This holiday spin on the classic Mudslide might become your new Christmas Day go-to.

Peppermint vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, and cream bring this delicious drink to life.

Meanwhile, the chocolate drizzle, crushed candy canes, and whipped cream push it over the edge of decadence. 

It’s basically dessert, and I’m so here for it!

7. Candy Cane Martini (with Candy Cane-Infused Vodka)

It’s pretty, pink, and perfectly pepperminty! Meet the Candy Cane Martini. 

This recipe is a two-for-one! Not only do you get the Candy Cane Martini, but also its creamy cousin.

Both drinks feature homemade peppermint-infused vodka. 

The main recipe mixes that with peppermint schnapps, vanilla vodka, and creme de cocoa.

She may look delicate, but she is strong

The creamy version is a little bit simpler, made with peppermint vodka and Irish cream. But they’re both utterly scrumptious.  

8. Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Is staying in your PJs and watching cheesy holiday movies your kind of Christmas party? Then, this is the drink for you.

It’s incredibly cozy and super chocolatey. Oh, and it’s super boozy! 

It features rich, creamy homemade hot chocolate, plus peppermint vodka! Simple, warm, and delightful.

Top with lots of whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and crushed peppermints. 

9. Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

Don’t you just love the clean white look of this peppermint cocktail?

And then, when you serve it with the candy cane mixer, it starts to turn a lovely pink hue.

This one requires vanilla vodka, half & half, and peppermint schnapps. But I use peppermint vodka instead because it’s a little less sweet.

10. Peppermint Eggnog Martini

This drink is exactly what you’d expect, and it’s insanely delectable!

Simply spike your favorite eggnog with peppermint vodka, then add mint extract for an extra pop of flavor.

Rim the glass with honey and crushed peppermints, then watch as it disappears.

11. Peppermint Chai Eggnog Cocktail

This drink takes everything fall-and-winter-holiday-related and throws it into one cocktail.

And if you think so many flavors wouldn’t work well together… well… you’d be wrong. 

It’s holiday flavor chaos. And it’s beyond delicious. 

You get a little eggnog here and a little black tea there. Plus, the juxtaposition of warm spices and cooling peppermint is out of this world.

It’s totally weird and totally cohesive, all at the same time. Just trust me and give it a try!

12. Holiday Peppermint Punch

I’m a sucker for a good, boozy dessert. So this festive punch is top-notch in my book.

I just can’t decide if it’s more milkshake or float…either way, it’s wonderfully scrumptious. 

You’ve got ice cream, you’ve got vodka, and you’ve got plenty of crushed candies.

But that’s not all! You’ll also throw in some eggnog and ginger beer. 

Like the recipe above, there’s a lot going on. But after one sip, you’ll be hooked!

13. Peppermint Cran Spritz

Hoping for something a little lighter? Try this stunning peppermint and cranberry spritz.

It starts off with classic holiday faves – cranberry juice and orange liqueur – to which you’ll add peppermint vodka and club soda.

It’s fruity, tart, bubble, and deliciously fresh.

14. Layered Candy Cane Shot

This tri-colored shot might knock you off your toes with its minty goodness. 

Layer number one is white RumChata, so it’s loaded with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. 

Layer number two is Creme de Menthe, making it minty fresh, and a beautiful shade of green. 

And finally, layer number three is peppermint vodka. Bottoms up!

15. Peppermint Candy Cane Shot

If all candy canes tasted like this, you’d never find them in stores. They’re just too yummy to pass up!

Unlike the shot recipe above, this one has just two ingredients: peppermint vodka and white chocolate liqueur.

It’s super creamy and has a lovely kick of white chocolate. But the peppermint gives you a nice clean break from the sweetness.

Serve it in shot glasses rimmed with corn syrup and crushed candy canes. 

Or even better, use melted white chocolate! You’ll thank me later. 

16. Chocolate Covered Cherry Peppermint Martini

Believe it or not, this layered martini is super easy to recreate at home.

It all starts with cherry liqueur or grenadine because they’re some of the heaviest liquids on the bar shelf.

The middle layer is clear Creme De Cacao, which is lighter than grenadine and will sit nicely on top when poured over the back of a spoon.

The final layer is peppermint vodka, and since vodka is the lightest of them all, it should float at the top of your glass.

Tint it green to get that fantastic holiday color effect, and get ready to fall in love.

17. Homemade Peppermint Vodka

Are you loving all these drinks but can’t find any peppermint vodka? Well, you can make some at home.

It’s so easy, but it just takes a bit of time. 

Simply gather a WHOLE BUNCH of peppermints. Of course, you could do candy canes, too, if you have them.

The recipe says 30, but I say, you do you. #moreismore

Add them to a large glass container and top with plain vodka. Let it sit for at least four hours – though four days is best.

And that’s it! 

P.S. You can do this with practically any hard candy. Jolly Rancher vodka is always a good choice. 

17 Peppermint Vodka Drinks (+ Easy Cocktails)

‘Tis this season for family, feasts, cookies, gifts, and these stunning peppermint vodka drinks. They’re super festive and perfect for holiday parties.


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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