03 Dec

Holiday Cocktail: Peppermint Patty

peppermint patty holiday cocktail

This Peppermint Patty “hot toddy” from the Winter 2008 issue of The Nest looks absolutely de-lish! Perfect holiday “dessert cocktail” or signature drink idea for home parties like ornament/cookie exchanges.

Read on for the full recipe…



1 oz. peppermint schnapps
½ oz. créme de cacao
1 tsp. créme de menthe
5 to 8 oz. hot chocolate
About 1 oz. whipped cream
Shaved chocolate

Pour liqueurs into a glass mug, fill with hot chocolate and top with whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Now pull out a fresh mug and repeat the recipe for your spouse, friend, or SO (c’mon, this toddy is too tasty to share!).


peppermint patty holiday cocktail

Check out more fabulous drink recipes – like the champagne-based “Bada Bing” or fruity “Fandango Sangria” – at TheNest.com/cocktails.

Delicious “Peppermint Patty” photo by: Antois Anhiellos

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Lisa SAYS:

This drink looks fabulous! And perfect timing – it’s 5:00 now!

December 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm

thatswhywerefriends.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

I love peppermint mochas so this is perfect for me.

December 3, 2008 at 7:46 pm

kira SAYS:

just tried to make cookies…and, well…I’ll try again next year…so right about now I really could use a Peppermint Patty (extra on the schnapps please!)

December 3, 2008 at 9:19 pm

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December 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Stacy SAYS:

Mmmm! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. Always wanted to make a hot toddy but most recipes just sound ugh…this one sounds marvelous though!

December 4, 2008 at 10:37 am

Kellie SAYS:

I wish I was at home right now, curled up on the couch with a blanket, sipping on one of these, and watching a chick flick! Sounds like heaven!

December 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Gina SAYS:

This drink looks like absolute perfection!

December 5, 2008 at 8:20 am

Tonya -Soap C afe SAYS:

Looks yummy. This is my favorite taste/scent right now so much I made a chocolate peppermint bark soap.

December 5, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Kylie SAYS:

can’t wait to try this!!!

December 8, 2008 at 11:11 am

nicole englans SAYS:

this drink looks fab

December 16, 2008 at 10:20 am

Leslie SAYS:

thanks for sharing…i have a slightly different version, but cant wait to try yours!

December 20, 2011 at 8:11 am
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