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Pretty Peppermint Cocktails for Christmas

If winter had a flavor, we're pretty sure it would be peppermint.The cool, refreshing taste goes perfectly with savory chocolate, in the form of a sweet candy cane or our favorite way -- in a holiday cocktail.

And not only do peppermint schnapps and crème de menthe make for a perfect Christmas liqueur because of the signature minty taste; they also make for a beautiful cocktail display. With some red or green mixers, colored sugar on the rim and a peppermint for garnish, we can't get enough of these pretty holiday drinks.

Browse our gallery of marvelous, minty cocktails and get inspired to mix one up for your upcoming holiday party or family dinner. You'll keep your guests happy with the yummy concoctions, and their pretty presentation will add to your festive decor. 

  • Treat yourself to the iconic holiday treat: Fannie May Mint Meltaways. This martini lets you have your candy, and drink it too! Order the candy at fanniemay.com, and try out our delicious recipe.
  • Peppermint Cookietini Cocktail

    This ingenious Peppermint Cookietini Cocktail from Snappy Gourmet combines the comforting Christmas flavors of cookie dough and peppermint into one holiday-themed dessert-in-a-glass.

  • Peppermint Pattie

    Just like the name implies, this delicious Peppermint Pattie cocktail

    featured on Ku Taste is made with Crème de menthe, chocolate vodka, chocolate liqueur and real cream for a decadent, minty green cocktail. It's also perfect as a boozy dessert! Garnish with a York Peppermint Pattie or Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookie for some delicious goodness.

  • Peppermint Cosmo

    A cosmo is as flirty and sweet a cocktail as they come, so it's no wonder this Peppermint Cosmo featured on Some Kitchen Stories is the perfect minty concoction for your holiday party. It infuses fresh mint leaves, pomegranate juice and mini candy canes for a yummy cocktail I'm dying to try.

  • What could be better than two major holiday flavors, together in one cocktail? This "hot chocolate" spikes it up for adults, while embracing the smooth, cool flavor of peppermint. It's gorgeous served up with a candy cane in a red-rimmed glass!
  • Creamy Holiday Peppermint Punch

    Much like the Peppermint Pattie, this peppermint punch from Just a Pinch works as a holiday cocktail or decadent dessert. With heavy cream and peppermint ice cream as ingredients, it's a rich treat you might want to save for extra special occasions, like Christmas. Or a Tuesday.

  • I'm a sucker for Girl Scout cookies, and Thin Mints are some of my favorite! Use those iconic treats in your new favorite holiday drink: our Thin Mint Martini. You'll want to drink it all year long!
  • Peppermint Pina Colada

    Just a Pinch brings us another delicious minty drink, this time with a twist on our favorite tropical creation. This Peppermint Pina Colada infuses white rum with fresh peppermints. Not sure how that all tastes with the coconut milk, but we're eager to give it a try while dreaming of warmer locations.

  • Sparkling Peppermint Swirl

    The Sparkling Peppermint Swirl over on Drink of the Week adds a bit of a fizzy kick with the sparkling wine. The grenadine makes for a pretty red cocktail, and the vanilla vodka and creme de menthe come together for a minty mixer with hints of cherry.

  • Peppermintini

    The smooth Peppermintini, made by the culinary genius Sommer over atA Spicy Perspective, is made with white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka and peppermint extract for a crisp white cocktail that's as beautiful as it is tasty. Rim the glass with crushed up candy canes for an even prettier display.

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