I bring to you a classic White Russian with a holiday twist. I originally created this easy drink for The Rustic Life Holiday Gift and Entertaining Guide and also included a free print-it-yourself Holiday Toppers and Tags printable.
If you haven’t already guessed from the name, the twist on this drink is the addition of Peppermint Schnapps. I love anything peppermint at this time of year so I really wanted to get it into my cocktails too. A classic White Russian is vodka, Kahlúa and cream. The flavors just lend so perfectly to adding peppermint. So for the peppermint version, just switch out the vodka for Peppermint Schnapps. Or if it’s too much peppermint for you, do half vodka and half Peppermint Schnapps (that’s the version I preferred).
For the garnish, I rimmed the glasses with crushed up candy canes. This added touch immediately dresses up the glass and tells guests they are about to enjoy a candy cane inspired treat. Plus I added a party straw decked for the holidays with my free print-it-yourself Holiday Toppers and Tags! I’m sure many of you have realized that I love me a party printable and these tags are oh so cute. You can use them like I did to embellish party straws or as favor tags, cupcake toppers, dress up your Christmas cards, and the list goes on. The beauty of print-it-yourself printables is you can do any or all of the above.
Peppermint White Russian
- 2 parts Peppermint Schnapps (or 1 part Peppermint Schnapps and 1 part Vodka)*
- 1 part Kahlúa
- Half and Half
- Crushed candy canes or peppermints (optional)
- Powdered Sugar mixed with water (optional)
- To Rim Glass (optional): Dip rim of glass in sugar water and then dip in crushed candy canes.
- Fill glass with ice and pour in Peppermint Schnapps* and Kahlúa.
- Top off with Half and Half.
*Note: It tastes good with all Peppermint Schnapps or with part Peppermint and part Vodka. It just depends on how strong you want the peppermint. Either way, enjoy!
Looking for other Christmas inspired treats? Check out my Christmas Kids Table with DIY Holly Table Runner, it includes the DIY for these festive Marshmallow Snowflakes. Another fun way to dress up your drinks this holiday season.