Merry Mint with Peppermint Schnapps

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  • A Merry Mint cocktail made with Peppermint Schnapps will warm your soul this holiday season! This fun and festive Christmas Cocktail is the perfect blend of cream, mint and vodka!

    cocktail with peppermint schnapps garnished with candy cane
    ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

    Peppermint Schnapps is a subtly sweet peppermint liquor, much likened to a (peppermint flavored) brandy. It tastes like a candy cane in liquid form – you can have your candy cane and drink it, too! Peppermint alcohol is slightly sweet and offers a cool, refreshing flavor. It is a great addition to cocktails during winter months.

    merry mint christmas cocktail

    I love incorporating Peppermint Schnapps into cocktails around the holidays to embrace the flavor of the season.

    merry mint cocktail with peppermint schnapps

    A Merry Mint is a blend of Peppermint Schnapps, cream and vodka. It’s quick and easy to mix. I named it a Merry Mint because a sip of this minty cocktail not only brings a lot of joy, but the name is a play on “merriment” meaning “gaiety and fun”. That’s just what this cocktail is!

    Merry Mint = merriment

    christmas cocktail with peppermint schnapps

    How to Rim a Glass with Crushed Peppermint

    how to rim glass with crushed peppermint

    This time of year I always have crushed peppermint because I use it a lot in baked goods like Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, Peppermint Cookies, and sweet treats like Peppermint Ice Cream and Salted Peppermint Bark, but if you don’t have any, you can crush candy canes, rim it in sugar crystals or just plain sugar!

    I like using crushed peppermint because it seeps into the Merry Mint cocktail and looks so beautiful!

    First, add corn syrup, agave or honey to a small plate. Dip your glass into your sticky substance.

    Cover another small plate in crushed candy cane, sugar crystals or sugar. Dip the rim of your glass into it to cover.

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    How to Make a Merry Mint Cocktail with Peppermint Liquor

    Fill your glass to the brim with ice.

    In a shaker, combine half and half, Peppermint Schnapps and vodka. Shake well and pour into glasses.

    Garnish with a candy cane.

    Cheers!

    merry mint christmas cocktail

    Merry Mint Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail

    A Merry Mint cocktail made with Peppermint Schnapps will warm your soul this holiday season! This fun and festive Christmas Cocktail is the perfect blend of cream, mint and vodka!

    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American
    Keyword alcohol, christmas, peppermint
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 4
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 6 oz vodka
    • 1 c peppermint schnapps
    • 1 c half and half

    Rim

    Instructions

    1. Dip glass into corn syrup, agave or honey followed by crushed peppermint, sugar crystals or sugar to rim glass.

    2. Fill glasses with ice.

    3. Combine vodka, peppermint schnapps and half and half. Shake or stir until  combined. Pour over ice.

    4. Optional: garnish with a candy cane.

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