Drinks/ Recipes

White Peppermint Smash

Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope your day is filled with family, friends and laughter. I’m soaking up my last full day with my family in Georgia {we fly out tomorrow to Texas to visit with Adam’s family} and I’m loving every second of it. I decided to teach myself how to knit this holiday, and I’m working on a little white scarf as my first project. I’ve also been reading a ton of books, got my ears pierced {yes, I’m 10 years old} and acted as number one taste tester for mom’s amazing Christmas cookies. It’s been such a relaxing couple days and I’m looking forward to heading to Texas for the next week to visit with more family and friends!

Adam has turned into quite the mixologist lately and this minty cocktail is one of our favorites! It’s minty and creamy…almost like a peppermint White Russian.

I’ll admit, my favorite part of this drink is the shaved dark chocolate on top. Any cocktail topped with chocolate is a winner in my book!

And don’t forget the candy cane! Other ingredients include vodka, creme de cacao, cream and peppermint schnapps.

Hope you guys love this! Have an amazing Christmas. Our plan for today involves hot yoga, making rosettes {deep fried powered sugar topped cookies…kind of like funnel cake but in cookie form}, church then exchanging gifts. I’m so thankful for you guys!

White Peppermint Smash

makes 1 cocktail

adapted from Grey Goose

Print this Recipe!


1 oz vodka

1 oz peppermint schnapps

2 oz creme de cacao

1 oz cream

dash of simple syrup to taste

1 square dark chocolate, shaved with a microplane


candy canes for garnish


Mix together all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a glass and garnish with a candy cane.


5 minutes

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  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    December 24, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Looks dangerous! But delicious, too. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    December 24, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Please figure out why I always get a new loop with each row that I knit.
    Happy Christmas Eve.

    • Deva
      December 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

      You are probably adding a stitch, which I do, and I’ve been knitting for 17 years. It’s an easy fix – depending on how you are doing it – you will want to count stitches row to row for a while, but also make sure that you are fully transferring a knitted stitch from one needle to another – knitting into the same stitch two e can add mor “loops.” If you have an extra stitch, knit two together in the middle of a row for a quick fox 🙂

      I hope that helped!

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    December 24, 2012 at 5:28 am

    This looks AMAZING! I love peppermint everything so I’m excited to give this one a try!

  • jennifer
    December 24, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I bet this would make an amazing cupcake flavor!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 24, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I love that you’re learning to knit Jenna! When my family went on holiday to Australia about 8 years ago, we were there in our summer which is their winter…. and they don’t use any central heating. I was so cold, so I got my mum to teach me how to knit and I made an enormous fluffy scarf. Have fun, and Merry Christmas!

  • Heather @ Heather's Dish
    December 24, 2012 at 6:24 am

    GIMME GIMME GIMME!!! And I would LOOOOOOVE a rosette recipe —> you had me at funnel-cake-in-cookie-form with that one!

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    December 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Rosettes sound like smaller versions of Italian zeppoles that my family makes. 🙂 As for this drink, someone above called it dangerous and delicious, and I’d have to agree!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    December 24, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I LOVE peppermint – this creamy, minty drink sounds delicious! Merry Christmas to you Jenna! Safe travels tomorrow!

  • Addy @ Six-Kick Switch
    December 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I just sent this recipe along to a friend – she’s a major fan of peppermint! Looks delicious!

  • Ashley
    December 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Merry Christmas Jenna!! 🙂 🙂

  • Shaina
    December 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

    My holiday peppermint drink used to simply be peppermint schnapps and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Chocolate milk for grown-ups, basically. This is a much classier version…and sounds much better, too! Merry Christmas!

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    December 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Merry Christmas to you and Adam! I will definitely be making this drink over the holiday season! Peppermint anything I love! Thanks for the recommendation

  • Danielle
    December 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    *Cringe* Piercings. I’m sooo glad that the peer pressure of Middle School took care of that milestone for me. I don’t think I’d have the guts to do it now. The greatest part of having my piercings for about 17 years is that I can go months without worrying that they’ll close up. I’m pretty low maintenance jewelry wise, but it’s nice to have the option to pop in earrings if I’m getting gussied up!

    I really need to get Peppermint Dekuyper! Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family. I was unable to be with mine this year 🙁 So appreciate and have fun!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    December 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Ho-ho-ho!! this puts me in the mood to want to celebrate! What a great drink!

    My almost 6 year old got her ears pieced about 6 mos ago and I will tell her that you just did too. Somehow I know she will appreciate this factoid 🙂

    Merry Xmas!

  • Caroline L.
    December 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    This is beautiful! Have a most wonderfully Merry Christmas – have fun in Texas!

  • Rebecca @ cakeinacrockpot
    December 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This looks almost as dangerous as spiked eggnog 😀

  • Amy
    December 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Mmmmm, the drink looks delicious! I would also love that rosette recipe if you’re willing to share! I hope you continue to have a great Christmas with your FIANCE and his family!!! 🙂

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