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These Christmas cocktails with vodka are the perfect signature drinks for parties! Try themed martinis, mules, and more.

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When it comes to entertaining, vodka is one of the most versatile spirits around. So it’s no surprise that some of the best holiday drinks are Christmas cocktails with vodka! This neutral spirit works in many different concepts, from Christmas-themed martinis to Moscow mules. Combining it with the flavors of the season makes unique signature drinks, using peppermint, cranberry, pomegranate and pear.

And now…our top Christmas cocktails with vodka!

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Peppermint schnapps drinks

Vodka Christmas Cocktails: Peppermint Martini & More!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

These Christmas cocktails with vodka are the perfect signature drinks for parties! Try themed martinis, mules, and more.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce* peppermint schnapps (or white Creme de Menthe)
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • 1 ½ ounces Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ½ ounces heavy cream
  • Peppermint candies and grenadine, for the rim (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the rim: Crush the peppermint candies and place them in an even layer on a plate. On another plate, add a small pool of grenadine, or simply wet the rim of the glass with water using your finger (grenadine is easiest and works best). Run the rim of a martini glass in the grenadine first, rotating the glass so the rim is evenly coated. Then roll the rim in the crushed candies until evenly coated.
  2. Shake the drink: Place the peppermint schnapps, vodka, Creme de Cacao, and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until cold. Strain the drink into the prepared martini glass.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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