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Peppermint White Russian

The holidays are here and this Peppermint White Russian is a great way to celebrate this year. Seasonal drinks are the best! This one is made with Peppermint Vodka, Vanilla Vodka, and coffee liqueur as the main ingredients.

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Christmas White Russian

Most of you have probably tried a White Russian or two in your day. If that is something you enjoy, then this Christmas White Russian is going to be a huge win this holiday season! Whether you are a fan of peppermint or not, this recipe is going to amaze you!

What is a White Russian?

Don’t worry, while it may seem intimidating, a White Russian is super simple. You will only need a few ingredients to make a traditional White Russian. The ingredients for this drink includes vodka, coffee liqueur and cream.

a close up photo of a bottle of vanilla flavored vodka, a bottle of peppermint smirnoff, coffee liqueur and a cocktail shaker

What You’ll Need

  • Coffee liqueur – You’ll get hooked on this fun cocktail ingredient.
  • Peppermint Vodka – If you’ve never tried this type of Vodka, you are going to love it.
  • Vanilla Vodka – A secret ingredient to this White Russian.
  • Half and half – This ingredient will make the drink creamy!
  • Crushed peppermints – This is what makes peppermint cocktails worth making!
  • Simple syrup – The hero of this drink!
  • 3 ounce shot glass – Don’t worry, you can reuse this for other drinks!
  • Ice – You’ll want a nice and cold drink.
  • Small cocktail shaker – You can get a fun one-off Amazon to use for drinks like this.
  • Whipped topping, for garnish – It’s amazing how special whipped topping can make a drink.
Two shot glasses with peppermint white russian cocktail

How to Make a Peppermint White Russian

  • Start making the drink. Add coffee liqueur to the cocktail shaker.
  • Mix in the first vodka. Add peppermint vodka to the cocktail shaker
  • Go ahead and add the second vodka. Add vanilla vodka to the cocktail shaker. 
  • Start decorating the shot glass. Dip the rim of your glass into simple syrup and then into the crushed peppermint. Add ice to rimmed glasses.
  • Pull everything together. Shake ingredients for 15-20 seconds. Pour into a shot glass over the ice. 
  • Finish the drink! Top with whipped cream but do not mix in.
A close up photo of two Christmas White Russian shots decorated with crushed peppermint on a Christmas kitchen cloth

FAQs and Tips Section

  • How do you make a Black Russian Cocktail? If you were to leave out the cream, milk, or half and half then you have made a Black Russian Cocktail!
  • Can I prepare the rims in advance? One perk of making this drink is that you can prepare the rims in advance.
  • Where can I find Peppermint Vodka? Keep in mind that a lot of times Peppermint flavored anything is seasonal. If you’d like to make this drink year-round, stock up on peppermint vodka.
  • How can I make this a regular White Russian? Just simply leave out the peppermint and you’ll have a Vanilla White Russian.

Making peppermint alcoholic drinks is easier than you think. This Peppermint White Russian is a good recipe to try over the holidays, but you can enjoy it anytime of the year,

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Peppermint White Russian

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The holidays are here and this Peppermint White Russian is a great way to celebrate this year. Seasonal drinks are the best! This one is made with Peppermint Vodka, Vanilla Vodka, and coffee liqueur as the main ingredients.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 0.75-ounce coffee liqueur
  • 0.75-ounce Peppermint Vodka
  • 0.75-ounce Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • Shallow bowl with ¼ cup crushed peppermints
  • Shallow bowl with ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 3 ounce shot glass
  • Ice
  • Small cocktail shaker
  • Whipped topping, for garnish

Instructions

    1. Add coffee liqueur to cocktail shaker.
    2. Add peppermint vodka to cocktail shaker.
    3. Add vanilla vodka to cocktail shaker.
    4. Dip rim of your glass into simple syrup and then into the crushed peppermint. Add ice to rimmed glasses.
    5. Shake ingredients for 15-20 seconds. Pour into shot glass over the ice.
    6. Top with cream but do not mix in.
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Christmas
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 410
  • Sugar: 47
  • Sodium: 23
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 59
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 3

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