Peppermint White Russians

Jazz up winter and the holiday season by sipping on a sassy peppermint white Russian.

Peppermint White Russian

I adore the holiday season, that is not a surprise. When I was a kid, I never understood why my mom would be so stressed or why we couldn’t just spend all of our time baking and making candies and singing carols. As an adult, I understand why that is not so realistic. Despite my intense love for everything Christmas, this year I’m feeling just a little burned out. I’ve made so many cookies and platters and gifts and candies. I love it but I’m really looking forward to just relaxing on Christmas morning. Or Christmas evening.

Because in the evening, it’s ok to have a cocktail. I mean, you could have a cocktail in the morning but that might earn you a side eye or two from relatives. Wait until the evening and then grab one of these peppermint white Russians. They are similar to traditional white Russians but with a fun, festive peppermint spin. It’s the kind of drink that can get you in trouble, since it tastes so sweet and sassy. I lined the rim of the glass with some crushed peppermints for a really special holiday treat. I think that’s my favorite thing about it, that little extra peppermint kick you get with every sip.

Peppermint White Russian

So if you’re feeling burned out from playing Santa or just want to kick back, grab one of these!

Peppermint White Russians
Serves: 2
  • 2 ounces Peppermint Mocha Kahlua
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 4 to 6 starlight mints, crushed into a fine powder
  1. Spread the crushed mints onto a plate. Use your finger and lightly wet the rim of your martini glass. Turn the glass upside down and press into the mints, coating the rim as if it were a margarita in salt.
  2. Combine Kahlua, vodka and milk in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Divide between the two glasses.


14 thoughts on “Peppermint White Russians

  1. I agree – burned OUT. Your cookie platters looked amazing, by the way. I’m just thankful Mark and I agreed we’d go on vacation rather than exchange gifts and that Shea has no clue what any of this Christmas/Santa business is. Next year, STRESS, I’m sure. :) These martinis, though…wowza. They look incredible. I generally stick to beer/wine, but this is the time of year to splurge! I literally gave away every piece of candy and every cookie I made this year, so I do believe some booze will be my special treat. You know, since I can drink now and all 😛

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds delicious. It’s only 8:45 AM but I think I’m going to start scrounging through my purse for peppermints! (And I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Peppermint Mocha Kahlua … yum!)

  3. I was just touting the medicinal benefits of the peppermint and alcohol combo. (mainly Wild Turkey. Pour highball glass of whiskey and stir with a candy-cane for several minutes and slowly sip for a sore throat.) Now I have a recreation recipe to try also. :)

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