The Pink Peppermint Cocktail.

This is theeeee pink peppermint cocktail that you need this holiday season!

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While I love peppermint, there is something about PINK peppermint that makes it extra special. Right?

It can’t be only me.

Pink peppermint sounds like a pepperminty marshmallow dream or something. And that’s exactly what this is!

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Let me break it down for you.

We have candy cane vodka. Homemade vanilla simple syrup. Creme de cacao. A very tiny drop of cream.

A candy cane for garnish!

I have talked about Tracy’s candy cane vodka for yeeeears. Lacy and I first made this back in 2012 right after she shared it. It is so fun to gift because it’s a gorgeous shade and super easy to make. It doesn’t even have to sit for 24 hours. In fact, DON’T let it sit for 24 hours. Give it 30 minutes and boom, you’re done. So easy and fun.

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I knew that to make a pink peppermint cocktail, this vodka had to be the base. I wanted something creamy, but not a full-blown cream-based drink (I have such a tough time getting behind a white russian) – and I didn’t want it to be a shake or ice cream or anything.

And I really wanted it to be served over (crushed, obvs) ice and go down smooth. YEP.

This is what I call pink peppermint cocktail success.

This pink peppermint cocktail is full of holiday cheer! Candy cane vodka, creme de cacao, vanilla and a drop of cream come together to create the perfect iced holiday drink that tastes like a treat! I howsweeteats.com #pinkpeppermint #cocktail

Oh and p.s. I’m sure you could also use a drop of coconut or almond creamer in here too and it would work! It may separate a bit, but shake the heck out of it and the first presentation will be super pretty.

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So… weekend plans:

Hit shuffle on your playlist. Use frosted glasses. Rim with sugar sprinkles or even crushed candy cane. Throw a crushed candy cane on top and give it to all your friends! Now you’re the pink peppermint queeeeen.

This pink peppermint cocktail is full of holiday cheer! Candy cane vodka, creme de cacao, vanilla and a drop of cream come together to create the perfect iced holiday drink that tastes like a treat! I howsweeteats.com #pinkpeppermint #cocktail

Pink Peppermint Cocktail

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Pink Peppermint Cocktail
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 

This pink peppermint cocktail is full of holiday cheer! Candy cane vodka, creme de cacao, vanilla and a drop of cream come together to create the perfect iced holiday drink that tastes like a treat!

Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the candy cane vodka 30 minutes before.

  2. Rim a glass with a drop of water and dip it in either sparkling sugar or crushed candy canes. 

  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, creme de cacao, syrup and half and half. Shake well for at least 30 seconds. Pour in the glass and garnish with a candy cane!

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This pink peppermint cocktail is full of holiday cheer! Candy cane vodka, creme de cacao, vanilla and a drop of cream come together to create the perfect iced holiday drink that tastes like a treat! I howsweeteats.com #pinkpeppermint #cocktail

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