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The Peppermint Martini is the perfect Christmas cocktail if you like your cocktails like you like your men: strong and sweet! Here’s how to make a Christmas Peppermint Martini.

Christmas Peppermint Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Recipe by Craig Comer Difficulty: Medium


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This Christmas Peppermint Martini consists of vodka, peppermint schnapps, and white creme de cacao, and is served in a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy cane.


  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps

  • 0.5 oz White Creme De Cacao

  • Crushed Candy Cane


  • Rim a martini glass with some peppermint schnapps, then turn it upside down and press it into a plate of crushed candy cane.
  • In a shaker, combine the vodka, peppermint schnapps, and white creme de cacao.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into the martini glass.
  • Garnish with a candy cane and serve.

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TIP: If you’re serving this cocktail to many guests, rim all the glasses with candy cane in advance and store them in the freezer. This will ensure the drinks stay icy cold when you’re ready to serve them.

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