Looking for Christmas cocktails? This Peppermint White Russian cocktail recipe is a festive option for adults – whether it’s a cozy night for two, to enjoy while decorating the Christmas tree, or to serve at your holiday party.
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In the cocktail world, there is both Black Russian and White Russian cocktails. Neither cocktail has origins in Russia but their name comes from the vodka that is a key ingredient in both recipes. The difference between a Black Russian cocktail and a White Russian is that the White Russian cocktail includes the addition of cream. Both include vodka and coffee liqueur.
I think the addition of the cream — giving it the white appearance — makes the White Russian cocktail visually appropriate for serving during the winter, especially during the holidays. But by using peppermint vodka, you can create a festive Christmas cocktail that is great for everything from enjoying while watching Christmas movies to serving to guests as a holiday party.
To make your own Peppermint White Russian cocktail recipe, you’ll first start by rimming the glass with crushed peppermint candies. To make this the ultimate peppermint treat, you’ll coat the very edge of the glass in a bit of white frosting. Then, dip the frosting covered edge into your crushed peppermint.
Making your Peppermint White Russian drinks is very simple. In a cocktail shaker, shake together coffee liqueur, peppermint vodka, and cream. Add ice to your peppermint candy-rimmed glasses and pour your cocktail over the ice. Serve & enjoy!
Peppermint White Russian Cocktail Recipe
Here is the full recipe to make your own Peppermint White Russian Cocktails. If you aren’t ready to make it yet, be sure to save it to one of your holiday boards so you can find it easier later.
- ⅛ cup vanilla frosting
- ¼ cup peppermint candy bits
- ½ cup (4 oz) Kahlúa coffee liqueur
- ¼ cup (2 oz) Peppermint flavored vodka
- ½ cup (4 oz) half and half cream
- 6-8 Ice cubes
- Apply a thin layer of vanilla frosting around the rims of both glasses.
- Add the peppermint bits to a shallow bowl. Dip the rims of each glass into the candy, covering the frosting entirely. Chill for 10 minutes.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the Kahlúa, vodka and half-and-half cream. Shake, shake, shake!
- Pour into the peppermint-rimmed serving glasses (filled with ice) and ENJOY!!