Peppermint Patty Cocktail

A Peppermint Patty Cocktail is the perfect Christmas drink! Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao make it a Merry Christmas indeed. 

Christmas is less than a week away now, friends. You’re probably wrapping presents right? Watching your favorite Christmas classic? Well I have got the perfect cocktail to help you do both of those things: A Peppermint Patty Cocktail.

A Peppermint Patty is the perfect Christmas cocktail! Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao make it a Merry Christmas indeed. 

Nothing says Christmas cocktail like a peppermint patty. Have you ever had a peppermint patty? I’m not talking about the candy. No, no, no. I am talking about a Peppermint Patty Cocktail. It is basically Christmas in a cup friends, and you need it in your life.

I still remember my first Peppermint Patty. On a cold night shortly after I turned 21, a bartender at the bar a few of us servers would go to after work approached our table and asked “Can I start you with a cocktail, maybe a Peppermint Patty?” My immediate thought was, “Is she offering me candy?” Since I figured that wasn’t right, I asked what it was. She replied “Just think a minty hot chocolate for adults”.  Mint? Chocolate? SOLD! When I took my first sip, the chocolate and minty peppermint schnapps warmed me right up. It was like Christmas in a cup and each year I make myself at least one.

A Peppermint Patty Cocktail is the perfect Christmas drink! Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao make it a Merry Christmas indeed. 

Unlike Creme de Menthe, Peppermint Schnapps is a clear liqueur. It has a proof of 50 and you can drink it straight or, how I prefer, in various cocktails. Peppermint Schnapps is the perfect liqueur for this Peppermint Patty Cocktail because of its candy cane taste.

For this Peppermint Patty Cocktail recipe, I use hot chocolate mix, whole milk, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao. Oh my gosh you guys. It’s so chocolatey and minty.

And because they make everything better, you’ve got to load it up with Christmas sprinkles. Am I right? Just look how festive it is!

A Peppermint Patty Cocktail is the perfect Christmas drink! Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao make it a Merry Christmas indeed. 

I’ll be taking the next week off from blogging to enjoy the Christmas holiday with my family but I wanted to give you a cheers and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

A Peppermint Patty is the perfect Christmas cocktail! Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao make it a Merry Christmas indeed. 

NOTE: This post was originally posted in 2009. I’ve updated the photos and the recipe. And guys, I’ve made it even better. In addition to the Peppermint Schnapps, this delectable Christmas cocktail has Creme de Cacao too! You are going to want to make it ASAP.

A Peppermint Patty Cocktail is the perfect Christmas drink! Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao make it a Merry Christmas indeed. 

Peppermint Patty Cocktail Recipe

Serves 2 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1/4 cup peppermint schnapps, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 cup creme de cacao
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles

Instructions

1

In a saucepan heat 2 cups of milk over medium heat, just until steamy. About 5 minutes.

2

Once milk starts to steam whisk in hot chocolate mix. Continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until hot chocolate is desired temperature. Do not boil.

3

Remove from heat and whisk in 1/4 cup of peppermint schnapps. Taste. If desired, add more schnapps.

4

Ladle mixture into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

5

Serve.

Notes

These would make a great addition to any Christmas party. Go easy on the schnapps if it is a work affair. On second thought, you may want to add just a little bit more. Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Jessica | Novice Chef
    December 23, 2017 at 6:16 am

    This is the perfect Christmas cocktail!

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    Krista
    December 22, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love this cocktail! I wish I could have it now!

  • Reply
    Dee
    December 21, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    How festive! I would love one of these right now!

  • Reply
    Allyson Zea
    December 21, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I need to get my hands on this cocktail right now!

  • Reply
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    December 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    This looks seriously unbelievable!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    December 20, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I’m totally loving this flavor combo and how beautiful it looks!

  • Reply
    Kristen Chidsey
    December 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    LOL!! I think I had my first peppermint patty cocktail the year I turned 21 too. I haven’t had one in decades. I will be changing that ASAP with this recipe.

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    David Carrero
    October 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I like spanish christmas in navidad.es

  • Reply
    Amari
    December 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    This looks SO fun, festive, and DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to give it a try to put me in the holiday spirit and keep me warm!

  • Reply
    Soma
    December 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    ah! Mint and Chocolate.. my favorite holiday combination. Looks beautiful.

  • Reply
    Maria
    December 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    What a fun and festive drink!

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    Marion
    December 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I saw this recipe, copied it, and made it two nights ago. I had another last night. What a wonderful way to warm up before going to bed, when I have to hunker under the covers with the livestock holding those covers dow, in order to keep me warm. While I wouldn’t call it habit forming, I definitely would call it a winter warming tradition, now that I’ve found it. Thanks oodles.

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      Deseree
      December 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

      You’re welcome Marion! :)

  • Reply
    Dina
    December 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    i love peppermint schnapps. this looks yummy!

  • Reply
    Gizelle Marie
    December 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    this is definitely going to be making an appearance on my table. and soon!

  • Reply
    Amy J in SC
    December 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Oooooh…gotta try these – and soon!

  • Reply
    michelle
    December 8, 2009 at 6:00 am

    One word:
    YUM!

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    Janet W. Walters
    December 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    This is wonderful! Really takes the chill out of the bones quickly. Also great for a night in front of the fireplace. Janet

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    peachkins
    December 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I love a good mint choco!

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    Jenn
    December 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Yummy! Perfect drink to sip on while I snuggle under a nice warm blanket and read a good book! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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    Joy
    December 7, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I’m a total sucker for warm holiday drinks and this may well be something I’ll add to my regulars this winter. So yummy!