Peppermint is a staple flavor for the holidays, especially when paired up with chocolate. But do you know what's even better than that duo? Peppermint and alcohol, which is also known as peppermint schnapps.

Whether it is enjoyed alone or used to spike hot chocolate, this peppermint schnapps recipe is the drink that everyone should be making for the holiday. Both smooth and sweet, it is guaranteed to give you a jolly good time (and get you a wee bit drunk). 

Peppermint Schnapps

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:8 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:15
  • Easy


  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
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  • Step 1

    In a saucepan, stir the sugar and water on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

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  • Step 2

    Pour the sugar mixture into a sealable container. Then add in the vodka and peppermint extract.

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  • Step 3

    Shake well.

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  • Step 4

    Pour it up, and let the festivities begin.

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So forget about buying peppermint schnapps in the store because this recipe is easy and perfect for any holiday occasion.