Peppermint Patty Martini*

Peppermint Patty Martini (recipe from

I sat down last night to look at my calendar for the next few weeks and I wanted to go hide in the closet with a bucket of cookies. 9 days until Thanksgiving? 36 days until Christmas? Not only do I have regular holiday type stress (gifts and travel), but my work calendar is bursting at the seams!

There are so many fun things coming up in December (like um, a major appliance giveaway!!), but I’m just not ready for the Holidays to be here yet. I mean, I am SO ready for the food, family time and days off. However, I am not prepared yet! A girlfriend announced she is already done with her Christmas shopping and I wanted to smack her. Who’s that prepared?? Ugh, obviously not me.

Peppermint Patty Martini (recipe from

So this weekend I figured what better way to ignore my to do list, than with a Peppermint Patty Martini?? Now, I’m gonna level with ya…this is a “Martini” but it’s not made with gin or vodka. Thankfully the restrictions on martinis these days are a lot less stringent — I am just not a vodka or gin type of girl. (Give me rum or tequila any day!)

This Peppermint Patty Martini is made with peppermint schnapps, crème de cacao, cream and the secret ingredient — hot chocolate! Since I was only making these for two people, I bought the mini bottles of liquor instead of full size bottles. That means each Martini ended up costing me about $3 since I had the other ingredients already! Way better than the $12 martinis at our local bars. 😉


I started my holiday shopping online last night…and to spread the love I am giving away an Amazon gift card on Facebook! It ends Tuesday night, so enter soon!


Peppermint Patty Martini

Yield: 1 Martini

Recipe note: You can use clear crème de cacao if you already have it on hand, it will have the same flavor - just be clear colored.


  • 2 teaspoons hot chocolate mix (the powdered stuff)
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz dark crème de cacao
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • ice
  • red sugar sprinkles, for rim
  • York Peppermint Patties, for garnish


Add hot chocolate mix to a cocktail shaker. Add just a little of the heavy cream (like a teaspoonful) and stir to make a paste. Then slowly add more cream, stirring as you go, until all cream is added.

Add about 1 cup of ice, peppermint schnapps and dark crème de cacao.

Now, place the lid of the cocktail shaker on tightly and shake it good. Strain martini into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a York Peppermint Patty and serve!
To rim glass: Place red sugar sprinkles on a shallow plate that is a little larger than the mouth of your martini glass. Using a finger, lightly smear corn syrup on the edge of your glass. Dip glass into sprinkles to coat the edges. (You can also dampen the edges with water instead. However, I have found that sticky corn syrup holds much better!)

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20 Responses to “Peppermint Patty Martini”

  1. 1

    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — November 18, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Oh, now THIS is one pretty little holiday sip! I can’t get enough of peppermint and chocolate this time of year, and these are right up my alley!

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    Cookbook Queen — November 18, 2013 @ 4:45 pm


    I’m in denial. Obviously.

    Also…I need nine of these martinis. Plus two.

  3. 3

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 18, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    This looks awesome! I love peppermint things this time of year!

  4. 4

    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — November 18, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    Wow, this looks great! I love anything peppermint flavored!

  5. 5

    Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen — November 19, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    omg! This looks so amazing and I bet tastes delicious! Can’t wait to make this one over the Christmas holidays!

  6. 6

    Mimi — November 19, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    Fabulous! This should help!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — November 19, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    I need to dive face first into this drink and it’s only 9am – worrisome, much? lol these look divine!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — November 19, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    I am so not even close to prepared. Like, Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK? WTH?

    I need a martini to help me get through…

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 19, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    I want one!! So pretty and festive–screw Thanksgiving, I want Christmas already. And I have definitely NOT starting shopping yet, trust me, you are not the only one. That will probably happen about a week (maybe two?) before the big day. And Amazon will save my life as always.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 20, 2013 @ 2:37 am

    I’m not ready for the holidays either but I could definitely get on board with this martini!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — November 20, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    Yum yum yum!!!

  12. 12

    Nutmeg Nanny — November 20, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    Wow! I need this martini, yes NEED it right now :) yum!

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    Victoria — November 23, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    Definitely going to try this!!One of my favorite flavor combos, I’m sure it tastes amazing!! And I’m definitely not ready for the holidays either.I think there’s a lot of us not ready people! There’s still time though :)

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    Nicole — November 24, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    This an excellent holiday cocktail idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Dana Ivy — November 30, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    I literally live for peppermint (literally) so this drink is beyond up my alley. I drink skinny peppermint lattes like it’s my job but something tells me this is even better.

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