Peppermint White Russian a simple Holiday Cocktail Recipe

This holiday cocktail is easy to make and can double as a dessert. Learn how to make a 3 ingredient peppermint white russian to enjoy all winter long.

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A festive cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and other winter holidays. Ideally, the cocktail you choose is easy to make and has a wide appeal so whomever is at your holiday party will enjoy it. A good holiday drink might include seasonal flavors like peppermint or cranberry, and be served with a few over the top embellishments to add to the cheer.

Today’s cocktail is a peppermint white russian, a 3 ingredient cocktail that is simple to make and smooth to drink. The 2 main ingredients are Kahlua, a coffee liquor, and peppermint vodka. Peppermint vodka is available around Christmas in most stores. If you cannot find this flavor, try equal parts vodka and peppermint schnapps.

What to mix with Kahlua

Kahlua is the classic coffee liquor. It has a coffee flavor and a smooth texture and makes a nice addition to hot coffee, like this traditional Irish Coffee. Kahlua can be enjoyed alone over ice or with a dash of milk. It is also the second ingredient in the classic 2 ingredient white russian. A bottle of Kahlua will last a while in your liquor cabinet, keep it on hand and use a shot here and there to spice up your drinks.

peppermint white russian ingredients

The second ingredient in this simple drink is peppermint vodka. Vodka is a clear and often flavorless drink that can be used as a base for so many cocktails. You can also find a wide variety of flavored vodkas which help elevate your cocktails without adding heavy juices or syrups.

A seasonal favorite, this pretty bottle pf peppermint vodka will mix well in creamy dessert drinks like this white hot chocolate. You can also use it to make a festive peppermint martini.

Take a look at these 5 simple vodka cocktails you can make at home.

Peppermint white russian cocktail recipe

Peppermint White Russian

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A festive cocktail made with 3 simple ingredients.


  • 1 ounce peppermint vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • Peppermint stick


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Stir in peppermint vodka and Kahlua.
  3. Top with heavy cream and stir to combine.
  4. Add a peppermint stick and enjoy.


Make this drink an indulgent dessert by rimming the glass with fine red sugar and adding whipped cream to the top.

Serve in a cut crystal glass to add to the festive look and taste of this cocktail.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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Make one of these drinks for each guest at your holiday get together, or serve up one just for yourself. A peppermint white russian makes a lovely after dinner drink, complete with cream and a candy cane.

peppermint white russian holiday drink

Looking for more festive drinks? Try these.

pudding shot
Simple pudding shot
Christmas punch in a glass
Cranberry Christmas Punch

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