12 Best Peppermint Vodka Cocktails

Teddy Francisco
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by Teddy Francisco

Are you hosting a holiday party, seeking a seasonal sip, or craving something unique? Try our peppermint vodka cocktails that offer a perfect blend of festive flavors.

Whatever your taste profile is, our irresistible Christmas cocktail list has something for you—from cozy classics to imaginative combinations. Grab your cocktail shaker, and let’s get started!

12 Peppermint Vodka Cocktails

Peppermint Vodka Cocktails

Here’s our collection of must-try holiday cocktail recipes.

  • Peppermint White Russian Cocktail
  • Chocolate Peppermint Martini
  • Candy Cane Martini (Candy Cane-Infused Vodka)
  • Peppermint Eggnog Martini
  • Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail
  • Peppermint Mudslide
  • Cranberry Peppermint Twist
  • Peppermint Espresso Martini
  • Spiked Iced Tea Vodka Cocktail
  • Peppermint Mocha Martini
  • Candy Cane Christmas Mules (Peppermint Moscow Mule)
  • Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

1. Peppermint White Russian Cocktail

Peppermint White Russian Cocktail

Do you enjoy creamy and pepperminty cocktails? If yes, you should try this peppermint white Russian cocktail. It’s a festive twist of the classic White Russian.

And the cocktail doesn’t have a Russian origin, as the name might suggest. It consists of vodka, Kahlua or coffee liqueur, peppermint schnapps or peppermint-flavored vodka, and heavy cream or half and half.

Serve this classic winter cocktail in a rocks glass or old-fashioned glass. Then garnish with crushed candy canes, vanilla frosting, or peppermint candies. It’s perfect for holiday gatherings or cozy nights by the fire.

2. Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

The chocolate peppermint martini is the perfect dessert cocktail for holiday celebrations or a special treat. It’s creamy, smooth, and delicious.

You’ll need candy cane, chocolate liqueur, peppermint vodka, half and half, and chocolate dark to make this peppermint vodka. And if you want the extra chocolatey color and flavor, add chocolate syrup and cocoa powder.

The resulting drink is a tasty, visually appealing, and palate-pleasing cocktail that you might be tempted to indulge in longer. You can garnish your chocolate peppermint martini by swirling your chilled martini glass edge through the crushed candy cane and melted chocolate or chocolate shavings.

You can also add a decorative layer by pouring some cream on top after serving your martini.

3. Candy Cane Martini (Candy Cane-Infused Vodka)

Candy Cane Martini

Try this candy cane martini when you want an easy-to-make cocktail to serve at your holiday parties. Its vibrant red and white colors shine in social settings, making it ideal for holiday parties, winter gatherings, and festive events.

All you’ll need to make this candy-cane-infused vodka is vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, creme de cocoa, and peppermint vodka.

The result is a perfectly festive, sweet, and refreshing cocktail that’s minty with a chocolate flavor. For garnishing, consider rimming your martini glass with crushed peppermint candy.

4. Peppermint Eggnog Martini

Peppermint Eggnog Martini

Do you love cocktails that utilize what you already have in the kitchen? If so, you’ll enjoy this fun and easy-to-make peppermint vodka cocktail.

The Peppermint eggnog martini combines peppermint schnapps, vodka, honey, and eggnog. You can also add mint extract or flavoring for a burst of minty delight. The result? A velvety, creamy, and refreshing drink with a strong peppermint flavor that’s perfect for winter or festive seasons.

Adorn the rim of your martini glass with a crushed candy cane to infuse every sip with a satisfying crunch.

You can also try non-dairy eggnog alternatives, especially soy and coconut.

5. Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail

You’ll enjoy sipping this cocktail if you like sweet, minty drinks with a hint of vanilla. The snowflake peppermint cocktail consists of vanilla vodka, half and half, and peppermint schnapps.

The vanilla vodka adds a subtle sweetness, while peppermint schnapps give off refreshing minty flavor. Adding half and half rounds out the flavors and creates a smooth, creamy texture. Top the cocktail with a layer of cream.

The best garnishing options for this cocktail are rimming the glass with sugar and adding a peppermint stick.

6. Peppermint Mudslide

Peppermint Mudslide

Want more holiday cocktails with a smooth, fizzy, and refreshing finish? Try this peppermint mudslide! It has a sweet, chocolatey, minty taste with a rich, creamy texture that will leave you wanting more.

You’ll need baileys, almond milk, peppermint vodka, cocoa powder, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup for this cocktail recipe. Baileys and almond milk add a creamy richness, the peppermint vodka provides a refreshing minty flavor, the cocoa powder adds a rich chocolate flavor, and the heavy cream helps to round out the flavors.

Chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and crushed candy canes are the perfect garnishing options for a festive peppermint mudslide.

7. Cranberry Peppermint Twist

Cranberry Peppermint Twist

You can’t go wrong with this cocktail if you enjoy the flavors of cranberry juice and mint. For this recipe, you’ll need cranberry juice, peppermint vodka, peppermint schnapps, and small candy canes.

The resulting drink has a vibrant red hue and refreshing taste, making it a perfect addition to festive occasions. Whether hosting friends and family at home or enjoying a night out at a seasonal event, the cranberry juice and peppermint vodka combination will brighten the event.

Rim the glass with crushed candy canes and use candy canes for garnishing.

8. Peppermint Espresso Martini

Peppermint Espresso Martini

Make this peppermint espresso martini cocktail when you want to appreciate the bold flavors of coffee and a twist of minty freshness. It’s also an excellent option for elegant and creative settings with coffee lovers, like cocktail parties, upscale gatherings, and intimate evenings.

The peppermint espresso martini is a delicious and festive holiday cocktail made with espresso, Rumchata, peppermint vodka, and coffee liqueur. The espresso adds richness and bitterness. The Rumchata adds sweetness and spice, the peppermint vodka adds a minty flavor, and the coffee liqueur adds a coffee flavor.

The result is a sweet, minty, coffee-flavored, smooth, and creamy texture. Garnish it with a coffee bean or syrup and crushed peppermint candies.

9. Spiked Iced Tea Vodka Cocktail

Spiked Iced Tea Vodka Cocktail

Do you want the perfect cocktail for laid-back gatherings, outdoor events, or other relaxing occasions? Try this spiked iced tea cocktail. Anyone who loves the flavor of the classic iced tea will enjoy sipping it.

The ingredients for this cocktail are peppermint vodka, Cointreau, black tea, honey, and lemon juice. The peppermint vodka adds a minty flavor, the Cointreau adds a sweetness, the black tea adds a maltiness, the honey adds sweetness, and the lemon juice adds a citrusy flavor.

The resulting concoction has a sweet, minty, and citrusy flavor with a smooth and refreshing finish. Garnish it with a lemon wedge or a mint sprig.

10. Peppermint Mocha Martini

Peppermint Mocha Martini

Add this Christmas cocktail recipe to your menu if you love creamy chocolate and peppermint flavors. The easiest and fun-to-make recipe combines peppermint mocha creamer, vodka, and peppermint schnapps. You’ll also need honey, corn syrup, or chocolate syrup to rim the glass with crushed peppermint.

You can also try the combination of vodka, peppermint schnapps, half and half or whole milk, white chocolate liqueur, chocolate bitters, and coffee liqueur.

Peppermint mocha martinis are an excellent choice for winter parties, holiday gatherings, or as a luxurious after-dinner treat. Anyone who loves to indulge in dessert-inspired beverages will like it!

11. Candy Cane Christmas Mules (Peppermint Moscow Mule)

Peppermint Moscow Mule

Sometimes, you want a lazy, easy-to-make but tasty cocktail that you’ll mix in the serving glass. Peppermint Moscow mule is the perfect drink for such times.

It’s a two-ingredient cocktail, and you probably have them at home. You’ll only need peppermint twist vodka, ginger beer, and ice. The cocktail has a sweet, minty, and gingery flavor. Garnish it with fresh mint and enjoy your Christmas version of the Moscow Mule.

Want to try another quick and easy version? Use peppermint schnapps, vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer. Garnish it with crushed candies and mint.

12. Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Want a warm drink ideal for an evening around a crackling fireplace or cozy Netflix days? Spike your hot chocolate with peppermint. You’ll need milk, heavy cream, milk chocolate, whipped cream, peppermint vodka, or peppermint schnapps. 

The cocktail has a sweet, minty, and chocolatey flavor with a smooth and creamy texture. Top it off with crushed peppermints and marshmallows. Then, add a candy cane as a flavoring and stir stick.

For a festive touch, you can also garnish it with a dollop of whipped cream, a chocolate shaving, and a peppermint sprig. Chocolate syrup is optional but a good addition to the flavors.


Have you tried any of these peppermint vodka cocktails? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

Each cocktail brings a unique twist to the classic peppermint taste. And we hope you’ve found at least one concoction that’ll become your go-to any time of the year!

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