Peppermint White Russian

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

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Peppermint White Russian

Get festive this holiday season with this Peppermint White Russian Cocktail. This delicious cocktail has a subtle peppermint flavor that is perfect for celebrating with your friends and family.

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

This drink transforms a White Russian into a festive drink. There’s something special about peppermint over the holidays and winter season. I love enjoying peppermint-flavored cookies, baked goods, and even drinks. 

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

What I love about this cocktail is it uses simple ingredients. The vodka is infused with candy cane, and the cocktail glass is dipped into melted white chocolate and crushed candy cane. You can use any plain-flavored vodka and flavor it with a few candy canes.

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

This cocktail is easy to make for yourself or a crowd. Who wouldn’t love some coffee liqueur and peppermint vodka? 

Peppermint White Russian Ingredients

Peppermint White Russian ingredients

  • vodka
  • a few candy canes
  • some white chocolate
  • coffee liqueur
  • heavy cream 
  • ice cubes

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

How to Make a Peppermint White Russian

Start by breaking two of the candy canes into three pieces each.

Add the vodka and the pieces of the two candy canes to a small container.

Making peppermint flavor-vodka.

Cover and shake until the candy canes are covered in vodka. 

Making peppermint flavor-vodka.

Allow it to sit for one hour until the vodka is infused with peppermint.

The vodka after it has infused with the candy canes for an hour.

Meanwhile, place the other two peppermint sticks into a plastic bag. Use a hammer to break up the candy canes into little pieces gently.

When you are ready to make your drink, melt your white chocolate on a plate and dip the rim of your glass into the chocolate. Add your crushed peppermint onto another plate and dip your melted chocolate rim into the peppermint bits.

Dipping the glass into crushed candy cane.

Place your ice into your glass until it’s ¾ full.

Glass with crushed candy cane.

Continue by pouring the vodka and coffee liqueur into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. 

Pouring Peppermint White Russian cocktail ingredients into a shaker.

Pouring Peppermint White Russian cocktail ingredients into a shaker.

Shake well until combined and cold. Pour into the prepared glass.

Pouring Peppermint White Russian cocktail ingredients into a shaker.

Pouring Peppermint White Russian cocktail ingredients into a shaker.

Top with your heavy cream. 

Pouring heavy cream into a cocktail glass.

Stir to combine.

Peppermint White Russian being stirred.

Serve immediately and enjoy! Garnish with extra candy canes if desired.

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

More Holiday Drinks

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

What do you think of this festive Peppermint White Russian recipe? What would you serve with this holiday drink? Let me know in the comment section below. 

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Happy holidays, friends!

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.

Peppermint White Russian Recipe

Peppermint White Russian in a glass with candy canes.
Yield: 1 drink

Peppermint White Russian

Get festive this holiday season with this Peppermint White Russian Cocktail. This delicious cocktail has a subtle peppermint flavor that is perfect for celebrating with your friends and family.

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces of Vodka
  • 4 Candy Canes
  • 2 Tablespoons of White chocolate
  • 1 ½ oz Coffee liqueur
  • 1 - 2 oz Heavy Cream (desired amount to top your drink)
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions

  1. Start by breaking two of the candy canes into three pieces each.
  2. Add the vodka and the pieces of the two candy canes to a small container. Cover and shake until the candy canes are covered in vodka. 
    Allow it to sit for one hour until the vodka is infused with peppermint.
    Meanwhile, place the other two peppermint sticks into a plastic bag. Use a hammer to break up the candy canes into little pieces gently.
  3. When you are ready to make your drink, melt your white chocolate on a plate and dip the rim of your glass into the chocolate. Add your crushed peppermint onto another plate and dip your melted chocolate rim into the peppermint bits.
  4. Place your ice into your glass until it’s ¾ full.
  5. Continue by pouring the vodka and coffee liqueur into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well until combined and cold. Pour into the prepared glass and top with your heavy cream. Stir to combine.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy! Garnish with extra candy canes if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 813Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 0gSugar: 68gProtein: 3g

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