Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

Celebrate the season with this creamy and festive Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail.  It’s the perfect winter cocktail to make all of your dreams of a white Christmas come true!

While we enjoy sweet creamy libations like this peppermint cocktail, you also find us sipping on my favorite Cran-Cherry Whiskey Sour, a Twinkle Champagne Cocktail and a warm Mulled Wine during the holidays.

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Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

It’s almost Christmas, the craziness of the holiday season is in full swing, so you know what that means… It’s time to take a break from shopping, present wrapping and decorating, and take a much-needed cocktail break!

What better way to relax and take a moment to enjoy this magical time of year than with a festive and delightful, snowflake peppermint cocktail that even Santa himself would love. 

This is a very smooth and delicious snowflake peppermint martini is made with vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and topped off with a touch of cream. Everything comes together to make a perfectly sippable cocktail that combines the smooth taste of vanilla with the spicy taste of peppermint, making it the ideal holiday cocktail!

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How To Make A Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

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To make this peppermint snowflake martini cocktail, it’s pretty simple. You’ll only need a few ingredients, a shot glass, and a shaker to make the best peppermint cocktail. 

To begin, you’ll prep the rim of the glass to add a touch of extra sweetness. To rim the glass, simply pour sugar on a small plate, then wet the rim of a double old-fashioned or martini glass, and dip the rim of the glass in the sugar.

Once the glass is coated, set it aside and begin preparing the cocktail. First, you’ll fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, half and half and schnapps. Cover cocktail shaker and shake until cold, then strain into glass. Enjoy!

snowflake peppermint cocktail with a peppermint stick

Ways To Serve This Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

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As mentioned above, we like to make this peppermint cocktail more festive by rimming the glass with some granulated sugar and adding a peppermint stick, but that step is completely optional. You can always serve the cocktail simply as is, but if you would rather have some fun with it, here are a few ways to customize your snowflake martini. 

  • Turn this white snowflake martini into a pretty pink wonderland, by garnishing with a peppermint stir stick. 
  • Make it extra chilled and serve with a large square ice cube in a rocks glass
  • Get festive with the sugar rim, and use sanding sugar instead of granulated sugar or rim the glass with crushed candy canes in place of the sugar.
  • Take out some of the punch, and lessen the vodka and schnapps, replacing it with a little extra cream. 
  • If you don’t want a strong peppermint flavor, use less peppermint schnapps, and replace it with more vanilla vodka. 

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Can I Make This Peppermint Cocktail Without Alcohol? 

While I love a good mocktail variation with any cocktail recipe, unfortunately, this peppermint cocktail can not be made without the alcohol. The recipe is essentially a peppermint martini, which means almost the whole flavor profile comes from the alcohol. 

If you’re looking for a good holiday drink that can be made as both a cocktail and a mocktail, I highly suggest you try out my favorite Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Is This A Strong Peppermint Cocktail?

I will warn you that this isn’t your average fluffy holiday cocktail. It packs quite the punch, especially if you go light on the cream. So, if you’re looking for a cocktail where the alcohol flavors fade into the background, not to be tasted, I suggest trying out the Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate. It’s delightfully sweet and perfect for the holidays. 

3 snowflake peppermint cocktails with sugar rim

Don’t Forget To Checkout More Amazing Peppermint Recipes

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies – the perfect hint of mint tucked inside a beautiful snowy white layer of powdered sugar crackled against a bed of dark Ghirardelli chocolate using a brownie mix as a shortcut to crinkle cookie perfection.

Vanilla Peppermint Cupcakes – There is a taste of Christmas in these Vanilla Peppermint Cupcakes topped with peppermint buttercream and crushed candy cane.  

Ultimate Peppermint Cookie Oreo Fudge Brownies – A peppermint sugar cookie bar is topped with a fudgy mint brownie and stuffed with a Holiday Oreo cookie for, without a doubt, one insanely decadent layer bar. 

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cake – A dense, but not heavy, moist deep dark chocolate cake with a subtle hint of peppermint, topped with a white chocolate peppermint ganache.

Peppermint Bark – An easy delicious no-bake sweet treat that is perfect for gifting. Decadent layers of rich dark and white chocolate with a touch of peppermint and topped with crushed candy canes.

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Tools Used To Make This Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

Bar Shaker 

This cocktail shaker will not only look great on your bar cart, but it also helps you make amazing bar quality cocktails!

Large Square Ice Cube Mold

I love the look of a single large ice cube in a cocktail. It makes everything seem more sophisticated like it was served up in a fun cocktail bar. 

Rocks Glass or Martini Glass

I always serve my cocktails in fun glasses to really round out the whole at home “bartender” experience. For this cocktail, you can’t go wrong with a classic rocks glass, double old-fashioned or martini glasses.  

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Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Celebrate the season with this creamy and festive Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail.  It's the perfect winter cocktail to make all of your dreams of a white Christmas come true!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces half and half
  • 1.5 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • sugar for rimming glass (optional)
  • peppermint stick for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour sugar on a small plate. Wet the rim of a double old-fashioned or martini glass. Dip rim of the glass in the sugar.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, half and half and schnapps. Cover cocktail shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds; strain into glass. (I like to add a large square ice cube, but it's optional)
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

  • you could rim the glass in crushed candy canes instead of sugar

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1131Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 219gFiber: 0gSugar: 217gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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