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Peppermint Martinis

Peppermint Martinis

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Serves: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes

I'm a huge fan of peppermint, and I love breaking out this cocktail recipe during the holidays. The best part is the crushed candy cane rim that complements the chocolate and peppermint flavors perfectly. Make sure you use the white crème de cacao for this recipe. The taste of the dark version works well, but it won’t give you the look you are after. This is suitable to make in a batch if you want to make more than one at a time.


  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka, chilled
  • 1 oz. white crème de cacao, chilled
  • 1 oz. Peppermint schnapps, chilled
  • Rim:
  • 3 oz. peppermint candy, crushed
  • ¼ fresh lime
  • Optional garnish:
  • small candy canes



Place peppermint candy in a plastic bag and cover with a towel. Pound bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin until the candy is crushed into very small pieces. Transfer crushed candy pieces to a flat plate.


Run a small wedge of lime around the rim of a martini glass until it is very well moistened. Turn the martini glass upside down and place moistened rim onto plate of crushed peppermints. Turn the glass gently to ensure the entire rim is evenly coated.


Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, crème de cacao, and peppermint schnapps. Shake vigorously until thoroughly combined. Strain chilled liquid into a prepared martini glass and add a small candy cane, if desired. Serve immediately.

Peppermint Martinis
Peppermint Martinis

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