Peppermint Patty Cocktail: 3 Yummy Mint-Chocolate Recipes

Peppermint patty cocktail

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
362 Calories
0g Fat
44g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are a number of different ways to make a Peppermint Patty and they all involve that wonderful combination of chocolate and peppermint, just like the little candies. This is a delicious set of cocktails and they're equally tempting.

Which recipe you decide to mix up is going to depend greatly on what's in stock in your liquor cabinet. The great news is that each drink takes very little effort and mix up quickly, requiring just a minute or two of your time.

We will begin with a modern rendition of this very popular cocktail. It's one that combines those yummy chocolate vodkas that have inundated the liquor shelves in the last few years. To that, we add the always useful peppermint schnapps and the new fan favorite among cream liqueurs, RumChata. When it all comes together, the drink is deliciously creamy, sweet, and maybe just a little too good.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for peppermint patty cocktail recipe
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  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

    Pour ingredients in shaker
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  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

    Strain into a glass
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  5. Garnish with Peppermint Patty candy.

    Garnish with an oreo
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  6. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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More Ways to Make a Peppermint Patty

If you would like to take a more classic approach to the Peppermint Patty, try one of these recipes. They have been around for decades and never fail to satiate the drinker's sweet tooth. Both are served on the rocks in a short glass and are just as easy to mix up.

The first Peppermint Patty skips the cream altogether but retains the mint-chocolate combo in a slightly drier form. The second is simply another way to create the same creamy recipe above. Yet, with the absence of vodka and the use of real cream instead of a liqueur, the resulting cocktail is much less potent.

  • A Light Peppermint Patty - Mix 1 1/2 ounces each white crème de cacao and white crème de menthe in an ice-filled  old-fashioned glass and stir.

  • A Light and Creamy Peppermint Patty - Mix 1 ounce each peppermint schnapps and dark crème de cacao with 2 ounces cream in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Give it one or two good shakes by placing a mixing tin or glass over the drink.

How Strong Are the Peppermint Patty Cocktails?

Let's take a look at how the three Peppermint Patty recipes that are served on the rocks stack up when it comes to their alcohol content. As you might imagine, the featured recipe is a bit more potent because it's made entirely of liquor, but any of the three remain on the lighter side of mixed drinks

  • Vodka Peppermint Patty: 23 percent ABV (46 proof) 
  • Light Peppermint Patty: 13 percent ABV (26 proof)
  • Cream Peppermint Patty: 7 percent ABV (14 proof)

These alcohol content estimates assume that you pour a 70-proof chocolate vodka and 30-proof liqueurs (with the exception of the 27.5-proof RumChata). Your cocktail's strength may vary slightly depending on your choice of spirits.