5 Peppermint Drinks To Celebrate The Holiday Season

With the holidays in full swing, it’s time to really start enjoying the season, from ice skating to baking cookies to creating festive peppermint-flavored drinks. After the shopping is done, the presents are all wrapped and the stockings are all stuffed, it’s the perfect time to sit down, relax and sip on some holiday drinks to celebrate the season. Treat yourself to a job well done with these five easy-to-make cocktails.

1/ Peppermint White Russian
This White Russian drink is the perfect end to your long day of shopping. Peppermint coffee liquor gives this Christmas cocktail its festive flavor. With a splash of vodka and Kahlua, it will make just about any night merry and bright. For some extra fun, try experimenting with vanilla or chocolate vodka.

2/ Candy Cane Cocktail
This deliciously sweet candy cane cocktail is one-of-a-kind. While the name suggests only a strong mint flavor, there’s a lot more going on in this cocktail: mint, berry and chocolate all in one drink. Grenadine and berry vodka brings this holiday cocktail to life. What might surprise you is its strong chocolate taste that comes from the white crème de cacao.

3/ Candy Cane Spritzers
Want a fancy holiday drink the kids will enjoy too? Candy cane spritzers are easy, non-alcoholic drinks that lets everyone enjoy the holiday season. Made with sparkling water and a super-simple homemade grenadine, this pomegranate mocktail will get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. Garnish with candy canes for an extra touch.

Winter Peppermint

4/ Peppermintini
If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s festive and fun, look no further. The cocktail gets its Christmas flavor from peppermint schnapps. But beware—this drink is on the strong side. Don’t like your drinks too strong? No problem. Just add some more simple syrup to the mix.

5/ Candy Cane Milkshake
Treat yourself this holiday with the perfect non-alcoholic drink that won’t blow your diet. It sounds too good to be true, but this drink only contains 205 calories because it’s made without any ice cream or candy. It gets its candy cane flavor from peppermint extract and low-calorie sweetener. Add a few drops of dye for that characteristic red swirl look.

 

Photo courtesy of Toa Heftiba.

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