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What To Mix With Peppermint Vodka: 10 Cocktails (2023)

Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Peppermint vodka cocktails can spice up family gatherings, feasts, and other events.

The flavor combos suit any festive atmosphere, and they’re easy to prepare. 

If you’re into mixing drinks and experiencing tasty flavors, here’s what to mix with Peppermint vodka to make delicious cocktails– from the classics to modern twists.   

Top 10 Peppermint Vodka Mixers To Try 

10. Cherry Liqueur Or Grenadine

Bottle of Grenadine and Pomegranate Fruit

Mix peppermint vodka with grenadine or cherry liquor, and make Chocolate Covered Cherry Peppermint Martini. 

Prep Time: 5 mins. 

Total Time: 5 mins. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1.25oz peppermint vodka (Smirnoff)
  • 1.25oz creme de cacao
  • 1.5oz grenadine or cherry liqueur

Instructions: Add grenadine to your shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into your martini glass. Repeat the steps with vodka and grenadine. Make sure to strain each ingredient slowly to create a layered effect on the glass.

Serving: 1

9. Rumchata

Combine Rumchata and peppermint vodka for a festive Peppermint Espresso Martini cocktail. 

“If you look at the creams that have come out since we came out, RumChata really brought vibrancy to the category.”

— Tomas Maas, Inventor/Founder of RumChata

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Total Time: 10 mins. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3oz espresso
  • 3oz Rumchata
  • 3oz peppermint vodka
  • 1 1/2tsp coffee liqueur

Instructions: In your shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients. Shake gently and strain into your martini glasses with ice. 

Serving: 2

8. Chocolate Liqueur

Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

Full blast with sweets and try this Chocolate & Peppermint cocktail using your favorite liqueur and vodka. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz chocolate liqueur
  • 0.5oz peppermint schnapps
  • 2oz peppermint vodka
  • Milk

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in your cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into your glass, then enjoy. 

Serving: 1

7. Cranberry Juice 

Prepare this Cranberry Peppermint Twist and savor the flavors of cranberry and peppermint vodka. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1oz cranberry juice
  • 1.5oz peppermint vodka
  • 0.5oz peppermint schnapps
  • Small candy canes (prep crushed ones) 

Instructions: Put ice in your martini shaker and add all the ingredients. Rim your glass using water and crushed candy canes, then pour the mix in. Garnish it with small candy canes. 

Serving: 1

6. Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

Tweak the classic White Russian and try this Peppermint White Russian, using peppermint vodka topped with whipped cream. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time:  5 mins. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3oz whipped cream
  • 1.5oz peppermint vodka
  • 2oz Kahlua

Instructions: Put ice in your glass and pour Kahlua [1] liqueur, cream, and vodka. Stir well and serve. 

Serving: 1

5. Black Tea

pouring balck tea on a cup

Spike black tea with peppermint vodka– creating this delicious Spiked Iced Tea Vodka Cocktail

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients: 

  • 1oz peppermint vodka
  • 0.5oz Cointreau
  • 4.5oz black tea
  • 1/2tsp honey
  • ¼ squeezed lemon

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in your tall glass with ice. Stir using your bar spoon and enjoy. 

Serving: 1

4. Peppermint Schnapps

Peppermint Schnapps Bottle and a Glass

Craft this Easy Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail using your favorite peppermint-infused vodka and schnapps. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients: 

  • 3oz Half & Half, dairy-free 
  • 1.5oz peppermint vodka
  • 1.5oz peppermint schnapps

Instructions: In your shaker with ice, pour all ingredients and shake for around 20 seconds. Strain in your glass and enjoy. 

Serving: 1

3. Hot Chocolate

cup of French Hot Chocolate

Hot choco and peppermint vodka, mixed together, creates a great-tasting Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate drink. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3oz hot chocolate mix
  • 3oz peppermint vodka
  • 2oz almond milk

Instructions: In your mug, combine hot chocolate and vodka. Stir to mix and top it with almond milk. 

Serving: 1

2. Eggnog

Enjoy this lovely Peppermint Eggnog Martini, made with an egg-milk punch and peppermint-flavored vodka. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients: 

  • 1tsp honey
  • 1tsp mint flavoring
  • 1oz peppermint vodka
  • 3oz eggnog
  • Crushed candies

Instructions: Rim your glass with honey and crushed candies. In a separate mixing glass, add the remaining ingredients. Slowly pour the mix into the rimmed glass, then you’re done. 

Serving: 1

1. Ice Cream

ice cream in a bowl

Mix peppermint vodka with an all-time favorite treat– ice cream, and enjoy this creamy and delectable Peppermint Crush

Prep Time: 2 mins. 

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients: 

  • 50ml peppermint vodka
  • 1tsp peppermint extract
  • Milk splash
  • (2) scoops of ice cream, vanilla
  • 50ml Baileys

Instructions: In your cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients and shake until mixed. Pour in your glass and enjoy. 

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What does peppermint vodka taste like?

Peppermint vodka gives the delicious taste of candies with the soothing coolness of peppermint. 

How long is peppermint vodka good for?

Peppermint vodka can be good indefinitely, depending on how you store it. Once you notice a strange smell, taste, or texture, it’s no longer safe to consume. 

Is peppermint vodka better served mixed or neat?

Peppermint vodka is better served neat with ice or mixed in festive cocktails, like Spike Iced Tea Vodka, Peppermint Crush, White Russian, etc. 

In Summary 

Peppermint vodka isn’t just perfect chilled. It’s way more enjoyable with mixers like hot chocolate, cranberry juice, Rumchata [2], eggnog, ice cream, and more. 

Vodka infused with peppermint, combined with the perfect mixers, can create savory and festive cocktails– a sweet treat to any occasion, be it with your family and friends. 

References:

  1. https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/mexico/articles/a-brief-history-of-kahlua-mexicos-most-famous-liqueur/ 
  2. https://issuu.com/chilledmagazine/docs/chilled_v12-i2_issuu/s/104929 

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