It took me a long time to figure out what welcome cocktail to make at our family Christmas party. I ended up with this Peppermint White Russian. It’s a festive spin on a classic White Russian and it was a huge hit at the party. It’s not super minty – which is nice. And it definitely hit the ‘holiday theme’ over the head. The first sip is a little strong (it’s kind of like drinking a martini through a straw) but after that … it’s smooth sailing.
Recipe is below
Here’s how we made it (makes 1):
Garnish the rim of the glass with agave honey & crushed peppermint*
Fill the glass with ice
3/4 ounce Vodka
3/4 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
1 ounce Kahlua
Fill the rest of the glass with half & half
Stir & serve!
*To crush the peppermint, we put candy canes in a Ziploc bag and took a hammer to crush them into itty bitty pieces. Enjoy!