A Holiday Delight with a Peppermint Twist

As the holiday season approaches, the quest for the perfect festive cocktail begins. Look no further! The Frosty the Snowman Cocktail is a wondrous blend of peppermint schnapps, vanilla rum, and blue curaçao. This cocktail strikes the perfect balance between chilly peppermint and warm vanilla, making it an ideal holiday treat.

Why Frosty the Snowman Cocktail?

Let’s face it, you can’t have a holiday party without a signature drink, and the Frosty the Snowman Cocktail could very well be yours. Not only is this cocktail visually stunning, but its combination of flavors is a taste bud sensation. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a large party, this cocktail can easily be scaled up to serve a crowd. And don’t worry if you lack a cocktail shaker; a simple mason jar or blender cup will do the trick.

Essential Ingredients

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of specialized ingredients you might need:

  • Peppermint Schnapps or Liqueur: Opt for a clear liquid; Crème de Menthe won’t work here.
  • Vanilla Rum: If you can’t find it, spiced rum or coconut rum can be a good substitute.
  • Blue Curaçao: This orange-flavored blue liqueur gives the cocktail its icy hue.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda: Think Sprite or 7 UP.
  • Maraschino Cherries and Candy Canes: For garnish and rimming the glass.
  • Simple Syrup: You can easily make your own, but the Monin brand offers a variety of flavors and is quite versatile.

The Art of Rim Decoration

To add an extra festive touch, consider rimming your glasses with crushed candy canes. Simply dip the glass rim in simple syrup, followed by a dip into crushed candy canes. The process is quick and adds a delightful crunch to each sip.

Variations for Everyone

For the Mocktail Lovers

To accommodate non-drinkers, you can make a non-alcoholic version using Monin syrups. Replace the alcoholic elements with peppermint, vanilla, and blue curaçao syrups. Add these to taste, as they may be sweeter than their alcoholic counterparts.

The Frozen Snowman

Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen delight? Blend all the ingredients with crushed ice until smooth.

The Party Punch Version

For large gatherings, you can make a big batch using the same proportions mentioned in the original recipe. Serve it from a punch bowl or drink dispensers, and keep it chilled with plenty of ice. Don’t forget the candy cane stirrers!

The Frosty the Snowman Cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s a holiday experience. So go ahead, give it a try and make your holiday season a bit more magical. Cheers and happy holidays!

Frosty the Snowman Cocktail

Frosty the Snowman Cocktail Recipe

Frosty the Snowman Cocktail is a seasonal delight featuring Peppermint Schnapps that’s perfect for holiday celebrations. It’s like a winter wonderland in a glass!

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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?


  • Maraschino Cherry
  • For the Glass Rim
  • Simple Syrup
  • Crushed Candy Cane

Adjust Servings 2 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Prepare the Glass Rim: Pour simple syrup into one shallow dish and crushed candy canes into another. Dip the glass rim first into the syrup and then into the crushed candy canes. Place the glasses aside.
  • Mix the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Peppermint Schnapps, vanilla rum, and blue curaçao. Shake vigorously until well-mixed.
  • Assemble and Serve: Pour the shaken mixture into the prepared glasses, over ice. Top each glass with Sprite.
  • Final Touch: Optionally, garnish with a maraschino cherry for that extra holiday flair.
  • Cheers to the Holidays: Your Frosty the Snowman Cocktail is ready to be enjoyed!

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Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 37g | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 0.03mg

Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword Beverage, Christmas Cocktails, Cocktail, Drink