Ah, the holidays—a season of joy, festivities, and of course, cocktails that warm your soul! Among these wintery delights, the Peppermint Patty Cocktail stands as a beacon of holiday cheer. A delightful fusion of chocolate and peppermint, this cocktail is a liquid embodiment of a classic candy, designed to bring a smile to your face even in the chilliest weather. So, if you’re a fan of minty freshness paired with luxurious chocolate, stick around; you’re in for a treat!

The Origins of the Peppermint Patty Cocktail

While the cocktail doesn’t have a long or storied history like some of its classic counterparts, it draws its inspiration from the York Peppermint Pattie—a candy that has been around since 1940. With the flavor profile of the candy as a benchmark, mixologists have honed this cocktail to perfection, making it a modern classic in holiday mixology.

Peppermint Patty Cocktail
Calories: 402kcal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Peppermint Patty Christmas Cocktail. Remember those peppermint patty candies that melted in your mouth, leaving you with a cooling aftertaste? Imagine capturing that sensation in a cocktail glass. That's the Peppermint Patty for you. This cocktail is the perfect balance of crème de cacao and peppermint schnapps, often elevated with the velvety richness of heavy cream. It's a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate, warming you from the inside out.



  • In a cocktail shaker with ice pour in your Schnapps, Creme De Cacao and cream
  • Shake and strain into your cocktail or shot glass.


Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 402kcal (20%)Carbohydrates: 28g (9%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 13g (81%)Cholesterol: 78mg (26%)Sodium: 25mg (1%)Potassium: 45mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 20g (22%)Vitamin A: 834IU (17%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 37mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Christmas Cocktails, Cocktail, Drink

Ingredient Spotlight

Peppermint Schnapps

This is the heart of the cocktail, offering that vibrant peppermint kick that defines the drink. It’s what makes the cocktail wintery and refreshing all at once.

Crème de Cacao

This liqueur adds the chocolaty goodness that pairs so wonderfully with peppermint. It’s the yin to the schnapps’ yang, creating a balanced flavor profile.

Heavy Cream

Heavy cream brings in the richness and depth that turn this cocktail from a simple mix to a luxurious experience. It’s like adding a fluffy down comforter to your liquid holiday joy.

Optional Garnish: Crushed Peppermint Candy

For those who enjoy a little extra flair, crushed peppermint candy serves as the perfect garnish, adding both texture and an additional layer of peppermint flavor.

Common Questions About the Peppermint Patty Cocktail

Can I use milk instead of heavy cream?

Yes, although using milk will make the cocktail less creamy and rich.

Can I make it non-alcoholic?

Certainly! You can use peppermint and chocolate syrups in place of the liqueurs, although you’ll miss out on the warming effect of the alcohol.

Is this cocktail very sweet?

It’s moderately sweet, thanks to the crème de cacao and peppermint schnapps. If you find it too sweet, you can always adjust the ratios to suit your taste.

So there you have it—the Peppermint Patty Cocktail in all its glory. This holiday season, why not add a dash of peppermint magic to your celebrations?

Cheers! 🍸🎄