Completely Peppermint White Russian | Julie Blanner

This Peppermint White Russian recipe is essentially the most pleasant peppermint drink to get pleasure from across the holidays! It’s such a simple, particular option to create a cocktail that speaks to the season.

The espresso liqueur, vodka, and half and half praise the zingy peppermint schnapps to make a festive and scrumptious peppermint cocktail.

A peppermint white russian cocktail, garnished with a candy cane and crushed peppermint on the rim.

The White Russian cocktail is a traditional drink that had its second of fame in one among my husband’s favourite motion pictures, The Huge LebowskiSo why not make it somewhat extra festive for the vacations?

This peppermint drink turns into your personal festive vacation model of that traditional, just by including peppermint taste and a rim of crushed peppermint to an quaint glass.

I really like peppermint a lot that I’ve created an entire information to all my greatest Peppermint Recipes! It’s free, and such a useful device to maintain readily available for the season.

Talking of recipe spherical ups, don’t skip this wonderful information to Christmas Cocktails, too! After all this Peppermint White Russian is included, however there are such a lot of enjoyable choices to think about in your Christmas events.

This recipe is simple to transform for serving a crowd, and I simply know you’re going to adore it. It’s excellent for all of your vacation entertaining!

Why You’ll Love this Peppermint White Russian

  • Straightforward to Make
  • Tastes like Christmas
  • Nice for Vacation Events
  • Simply 4 Components + Garnish
  • Make One or Serve a Crowd
A peppermint white russian cocktail, garnished with a candy cane and crushed peppermint on the rim.

Components and Substitutions

  • Espresso liqueur is thick and candy with a definite espresso taste. The 2 hottest styles of espresso liqueur embrace Kahlua and Tia Maria, however there are lots of totally different varieties out there.
  • Vodka is a transparent, distilled alcoholic beverage that could be a staple in each bar and liquor cupboard
  • Peppermint Schnapps is produced from a mixture of pure grain alcohol and peppermint leaves. It’s a liqueur which has a style considerably much like that of a sweet cane.
  • Half and Half supplies a creamy texture in my White Russian, with much less energy than heavy cream or a espresso creamer. Don’t have half and half? You’ll be able to substitute with milk!
  • Whipped Cream is a enjoyable garnish so as to add when serving the Peppermint White Russian. Click on right here for my home made whipped cream recipe.
  • Crushed peppermint is a staple in my pantry this time of yr. Crushed sweet canes work effectively! Use crushed peppermint as a garnish on high of whipped cream. Take pleasure in a festive look by rimming the glasses with crushed peppermint.
  • Easy Syrup is good to make use of when rimming your glasses. It’s a clear and sticky and candy! It solely takes 5 minutes to make a batch of this home made cocktail ingredient utilizing my easy syrup recipe, however you can too purchase it premade.
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Enjoyable reality: Should you select to omit the half and half, cream or milk, you’ve made a Black Russian cocktail!

Methods to Make a Peppermint White Russian

  1. Begin making your Peppermint White Russian by rimming your glass. An quaint or highball glass works effectively.
  2. Utilizing two small plates, pour easy syrup onto one and crushed sweet canes on the opposite. First, dip the rim of your glass within the easy syrup, and second, into the crushed peppermint. A clear glass being placed upside down onto a plate of crushed peppermint. A clear glass being placed upside down onto a plate of crushed peppermint.
  3. Fill your glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker (or in every particular person glass), mix espresso liqueur, vodka and peppermint schnapps. Stir or shake effectively. Prime with a splash of half and half. A bar set up for the holidays with ingredients for a Peppermint White Russian Cocktail. A bar set up for the holidays with ingredients for a Peppermint White Russian Cocktail.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed sweet canes as you want.
A peppermint white russian cocktail, garnished with a candy cane and crushed peppermint on the rim.

Ideas

  • Peppermint White Russians are an ideal signature cocktail for a celebration. I all the time prefer to serve in a reasonably pitcher (relying in your crowd, all the time have a again up pitcher within the fridge, too!).
  • I really like getting ready the rim of my glasses earlier than friends arrive, and inserting them within the bar space close to the cocktail pitcher so I’m totally ready!
  • Place your ice bucket close by and friends will serve themselves.
  • Crushed Ice – Generally, it’s the little issues. Whereas crushed ice shouldn’t be obligatory for a margarita, it actually makes such a distinction! Try our favourite nugget ice maker.
  • Desire a creamier cocktail? Merely add extra half and half to your coronary heart’s content material. There are not any guidelines right here!
  • It’s really easy to make this recipe in bigger portions for a crowd. Merely use the +yield–  device included within the printable recipe card to scale it for a pitcher!

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

A peppermint white russian cocktail, garnished with a candy cane and crushed peppermint on the rim.

Make Forward

  1. Mix the espresso liqueur, vodka and schnapps as much as 48 hours forward of time, retailer within the fridge, and easily stir along with half and half while you’re able to serve.

Often Requested Questions

Does espresso liqueur must be refrigerated?

Due to the preservative issue of the extra alcohol in these bottles, they don’t must be refrigerated after opening. Retailer in a cool, darkish place for max life span.

What does a White Russian style like?

A White Russian will remind you of your favourite iced espresso drink, however with an enhanced kick from alcohol! This peppermint model tastes like the vacations.

A peppermint white russian cocktail, garnished with a candy cane and crushed peppermint on the rim.

What to Do with Leftovers

  • Freeze and switch them right into a Slushie the following day!

Methods to Retailer

  • At Room Temperature – For as much as two hours earlier than and after serving.
  • Refrigerate – Retailer these Peppermint White Russians within the fridge for as much as 48 hours after serving. You’ll want to retailer in an hermetic container.
  • Freeze – To show these White Russians right into a frozen slush!

Dietary Issues

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
A peppermint white russian cocktail, garnished with a candy cane and crushed peppermint on the rim.

As all the time, I’d love to listen to from you. Are you as excited for contemporary peppermint drinks for the vacations as I’m?

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Completely Peppermint White Russian

Prep Time 5 minutes

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Complete Time 5 minutes

This Peppermint White Russian is fantastic for the vacations. Espresso liqueur compliments this zingy peppermint drink to make a festive peppermint cocktail.

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Directions

  • Pour easy syrup right into a shallow dish or bowl, and crushed peppermints or sweet canes right into a second bowl.

  • Dip rim of your glass into easy syrup after which into crushed peppermint.

  • Add ice to rimmed glasses.

  • In a person glass over the ice, combine the primary three components and stir. Add your splash of cream on the finish.

  • Garnish and serve accordingly.

Ideas

  • To complete off your cocktail, high with a dollop of whipped cream and a sweet cane for garnish.
  • You too can combine these components in a shaker and pour over ice! Merely reserve half and half for a splash on the finish. 
  • It’s really easy to make this recipe for a crowd! Merely use the +- yield tab on this recipe card to scale it for a pitcher!

Diet Info

Energy: 220kcal (11%), Carbohydrates: 19g (6%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fats: 2g (3%), Saturated Fats: 1g (5%), Ldl cholesterol: 6mg (2%), Sodium: 8mg, Sugar: 18g (20%), Vitamin A: 53IU (1%), Calcium: 16mg (2%)