Top 10 Peppermint Schnapps Drinks with Recipe

What is Peppermint Schnapps

Peppermint Schnapps is a distilled spirit that has a distinct flavor of mint. Used in numerous cocktails, shots, martinis, and mixes, this popular liqueur is colorless (clear), and has a very light sweet taste. Peppermint schnapps is made from peppermint leaves and neutral grain alcohol. This schnapps drink has a total of 125 calories per 1 oz serving, with an alcohol percentage (abv) of 15-50 and is 30-100 proof, depending upon the brand.

We are here again with a few of the best drink ideas of what to mix with peppermint schnapps and how to make peppermint schnapps right at home. Run your eyes through and be your own bartender.

Recipes for What to Mix with Peppermint Schnapps

Peppermint Schnapps Drinks

1. Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate Winter Morning Drink

Make a cup of hot chocolate with 1 pack chocolate powder or by mixing 1-2 tbsp chocolate syrup (as per taste) to a cup of hot milk. Now, add 2 oz of peppermint schnapps (like Hiram Walker, DeKuyper or Rumple Minze) to this and mix evenly. Garnish with whipped cream (at room temperature). Sip warm or smoking hot, as you prefer.
[Interestingly, the colder version of this recipe is the peppermint schnapps milkshake. For that, just use chilled milk instead of hot, and mix everything in the shaker.]

Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate Winter Morning Drink

2. Easy Recipe for Mixed Peppermint Schnapps Shots

Mix ⅓ oz of each of peppermint schnapps, vodka, sloe gin, and tequila in shot glasses over crushed ice. Squeeze the juice of a thin lemon into each and shoot in.

Easy Recipe for Mixed Peppermint Schnapps Shots

3. Girly Peppermint Schnapps Recipe for Christmas Cold Cocktail

Mix 1 oz of each of Baileys Irish Cream, white rum, and milk, along with ½ oz of peppermint schnapps over ice. Optionally, add a few dashes of grenadine and stir lightly for a pinkish look. Serve in old-fashioned glasses, topped with a large scoop of ice cream with a candy cane plunged into it.

Girly Peppermint Schnapps Recipe for Christmas Cold Cocktail

4. Simple Peppermint Schnapps Mixed Alcoholic Party Shots

Arrange pre-frozen shot glasses and pour peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, rum, and crème de cacao, ⅓ oz each, along with ¾ oz Jagermeister. Serve your guests.

Simple Peppermint Schnapps Mixed Alcoholic Party Shots

5. Holiday Evening Martini made with Peppermint Schnapps

Use your shaker to mix 1 oz of each of peppermint schnapps, simple sugar syrup, fresh cream, with 1½ oz of vodka. Rim a martini glass with colored sugar. Now, carefully pour the mixture into the glass over 2-4 ice cubes and serve chilled.

Holiday Evening Martini made with Peppermint Schnapps

6. Simple Sunny Summer Cocktail Using Peppermint Schnapps

Combine 1 oz of whiskey with ½ oz of peppermint schnapps in a glass. Fill the rest with chilled ginger beer (or any soft drink, if you want, including Red Bull, 7up, Mountain Dew, Coke, etc.). Tastes good with a hint of fresh lime juice.

Simple Sunny Summer Cocktail Using Peppermint Schnapps

7. Minty Fruity Cocktail Drinks with Peppermint Schnapps

Shake with ice 1½ oz peppermint schnapps, ½ oz of each of pineapple and orange juices, and an oz of light cream. Serve with a sprig of mint leaves in cocktail glasses.

Minty Fruity Cocktail Drinks with Peppermint Schnapps

8. Dirty Girl Scout Hot Coffee Cocktail for Winter Evening

Make 5 oz of hot coffee in a coffee mug and simply stir mix ½ oz of Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream and peppermint schnapps, each. Garnish with fresh cream at room temperature. Now sip it.

Hot Peppermint Schnapps Coffee Cocktail for Winter Evening

9. Instant 2-Ingredient Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail

In a lowball glass, combine 1½ oz of Bourbon or Scotch whiskey and peppermint schnapps (both chilled). Your drink is ready.

Instant 2-ingredient Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail

10. Homemade Peppermint Schnapps Fresh Fruit Shooters

Mix ½ oz of peppermint schnapps with ¾ oz of vodka and blue curacao. Drop a lemon wedge into it. Gulp down.

Peppermint Schnapps Fresh Fruit-Shots

So, that’s all for now, friends. Try these recipes, and experiment with your own variations of sangrias or eggnogs using it, either alone or with friends, and then feel the difference between drinks made with peppermint schnapps and other schnapps. Indulge yourself in the flavor and freshness of mint-induced alcohol!

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