Today, we celebrate all things chocolate and peppermint because (drum roll please), it’s officially National Peppermint Patty Day! But seriously, besides chocolate and peanut butter (or caramel or marshmallow), what other combination contains a minty freshness so fine that it makes its chocolate counterpart that much sweeter? We know that while some are simply nostalgic for the beloved Charlie Brown character, others are such big fans of this spherical, minty treat that they’d appreciate sipping it in cocktail form. So hold on to your hats—these peppermint patty drinks will get you plastered.
Peppermint Patty Shooter (1 serving)
- ½ Peppermint Shnapps
- ½ oz. Dark Crème de Cacao
- 1 oz. half and half
- 1 cup crushed ice
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker (filled 2/3 of the way), add all ingredients and shake well. Strain and pour liquid into a shot glass and CHUG.
Adult Hot Chocolate (1 serving)
- 1 cup of milk
- ¼ cup hot chocolate mix
- 1/8 cup peppermint schnapps (more as needed)
- whipped cream
- sprinkles (optional)
In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the milk until steamy, about 5 minutes. Once milk starts to steam, whisk in hot chocolate mix. Cook for 2-3 more minutes or until hot chocolate is at desired temperature. Remove from heat and add peppermint schnapps to taste. Ladle mixture into a glass; top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Peppermint Patty Martini (1 serving)
- 1.5 oz. chocolate vodka
- ½ oz. Crème de menthe
- ½ oz. chocolate liqueur
- ½ oz. cream
- 1 Peppermint Patty (optional)
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Mix vigorously and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Peppermint Patty.
And if you aren’t into sipping on a sweet cocktail, try these Kahlua Peppermint Patties on for size…