Marble surface with a peppermint white russian, candy cane garnish.

Perfectly Peppermint White Russian

This Peppermint White Russian is wonderful for the holidays. Coffee liqueur compliments this zingy peppermint drink to make a festive peppermint cocktail.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 220kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • .75 ounces coffee liqueur
  • .75 ounces vodka
  • .75 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • 1 tablespoon half and half


  • Pour simple syrup into a shallow dish or bowl, and crushed peppermints or candy canes into a second bowl.
  • Dip rim of your glass into simple syrup and then into crushed peppermint.
  • Add ice to rimmed glasses.
  • In an individual glass over the ice, mix the first three ingredients and stir. Add your splash of cream at the end.
  • Garnish and serve accordingly.


  • To finish off your cocktail, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a candy cane for garnish.
  • You can also mix these ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice! Simply reserve half and half for a splash at the end. 
  • It's so easy to make this recipe for a crowd! Simply use the new slider tool included here to scale it for a pitcher!


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Calcium: 16mg