Peppermint Schnapps: Drinks, Brands, Schooters!!!

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Peppermint Schnapps, an alcoholic drink with the rich flavor of herbs and sugar is sweet drink. The drink offers great and strong flavor when mixed with other drinks.

Schnapps is a German word originated from “Schnappen” which means consuming a drink in a small glass with a quick slug.

When enjoying candy cane taste of its shots, then one needs to be very careful as many drinkers are not able to predict its strength due to high alcohol content in it. But drinking it in large amounts can leave a person with a bigger hangover the next morning.

How to Prepare Peppermint Schnapps?

Peppermint Schnapps is originally different from the Geman Schnapps that is distilled directly from the fruit juices.

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This drink is prepared differently and offers a great taste that stimulates the taste buds. The main ingredient of the drink is neutral grain alcohol that is blended with the extract of peppermint leaves. To add sweetness to the drink, natural or artificial sugar is added into it

Peppermint Schnapps Recipes

You will be amazed to know that you can prepare the drink yourself even at home. Here are the simple steps of preparing Peppermint Schnapps yourself.

  • Step 1: Make a Simple Syrup
    • Add one cup sugar in 1 cup boiling water.
    • Stir it well until sugar dissolves in it.
    • Add a natural flavor of mint by adding mint leaves. (you can also add mint extract )
    • Reduce the heat and cover the vessel for 5 minutes.
    • Cool the mixture and strain the mint when the syrup is cooled completely.

*If using mint extract, then remove the unflavored syrup and allow it to cool.

  • Step 2: Add Vodka
    • Once the syrup cools down, add two cups vodka.
    • Add one to two tablespoon peppermint extract, if you are using unflavored syrup.
  • Step 3: Seal and Shake
    • Seal the bottle containing a mixture and shake it well to mix the ingredients completely.
  • Step 4: Add Flavor
    • To enrich the flavor of the drink, add some more mint flavor into the drink.
    • Add one spoon at a time and shake it after each addition to give the drink an ideal taste.

How to Drink Peppermint Schnapps Shots?

One can enjoy the taste of the drink either by drinking it straight or when the drink is completely chilled. The drink is famous as the winter drink and is usually enjoyed along when paired with chocolate.

Nutritional Information of Peppermint Schnapps

When considering the nutrition of this sweet taste drink, it has about 83 calories per ounce and 7.3 g carbohydrates in it.

Here is the list of some of the top brands of Peppermint Schnapps:

  • Arrow
  • Avalanche
  • DeKuyper
  • Hiram Walker
  • Ice 101
  • Philips
  • Rumple Minze
  • Yukon Jack

Drinks with Peppermint Schnapps

Did you love the taste of hot chocolate when you were a kid? You can stimulate your taste buds again by enjoying this drink with hot chocolate.

The adult hot chocolate is prepared by adding a bit of this with the hot cocoa or by adding chocolate kiss that contains a mixture of peppermint schnapps mixture and hot chocolate.

The mixture of the two offers the great taste and leaves a taste of sweet chocolate in the taste bud for long.

Here is the different Peppermint Schnapps Chocolate that is worth trying.

  1. Candy Cane Cocktail

The sweet, simple and captivating best-flavored chocolate peppermint schnapps offer great taste with its rich ingredients like berries, peppermint, and chocolate.

Its great taste put the person in the festive mood. Here is the recipe for the drink.

Ingredients Required Preparing the Drink

  • Berry Vodka: ¾ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ¾ ounce
  • Crème de Cacao: ¾ ounce
  • Grenadine: ¼ ounce
  • Soda water
  • Peppermint Candy

Steps for Preparation’

  • Gather all the ingredients and add peppermint candy in the cocktail glass.
  • Pour peppermint schnapps, crème de cacao, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker
  • Add some ice.
  • Shake the mixture and strain it into the cocktail glass.
  • Fill half the glass with the mixture and rest with the splash of soda water.
  • Serve and enjoy the drink in the winter eve.
  1. Iceberg Cocktail

The name that is used to describe the different names of the cocktail recipes is here for you. So if you are willing to enjoy the drink with vodka flavor or looking for floating margarita on the beer, here is the drink for you.


  • Vodka: 2 ounces (prefer top shelves vodka)
  • Pastis (Pernod or Peppermint Schnapps): 1 teaspoon

Steps for Preparation

  • Take a cocktail shakes and fill it will ice.
  • Add all the ingredients into it.
  • Shake the mixture well and strain it in the chilled cocktail glass.
  • To make the drink more presentable, it is good to serve the drink on the rocks.
  1. Snowshoe Grog Cocktail

If you want to experience the feeling of warmness in the cold winter nights, then here is the drink for you, Snowshoe Grog Cocktail.

The drink tastes great and is simple to prepare. One can prepare the drink by mixing bourbon or brandy with the peppermint schnapps. Have a quick look at its recipe.


  • Bourbon Whiskey or Brandy: 1 ½ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ½ ounce

Steps for Preparation

  • Take an old-fashioned glass and fill it with ice.
  • Add bourbon or brandy with Peppermint Schnapps.
  • Stir the mixture to allow the ingredients to mix completely.
  1. Peppermint Patty Cocktail

One can prepare the Peppermint Patty using different ways, the best among those is using the combination of chocolate and peppermint. This offers a delicious taste to the drink.

Although there are many different variations of preparing the drink, the most popular among them is mixing the chocolate vodkas with the Peppermint Schnapps.


  • Chocolate Vodka: 2 ounces
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ½ ounce
  • RumChata Cream Liqueur: ¾ ounce
  • Peppermint Patty Candy

Steps for Preparation

  • Take all the ingredients and add them in the cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake the mixture and strain it into the old-fashioned glass.
  • Garnish the drink with the Peppermint Patty Candy.

Peppermint Schnapps Shooters

  1. Santa Shot

The colorful shooter, perfect for the Christmas parties has a dominating taste of mint with the fruity surprises.

This layered drink has grenadine, green crème de menthe, and peppermint schnapps. This gives the perfect color of red, green and white to the drink with the tongue stimulator minty flavor that makes the drink an ideal for the holiday celebration.


  • Grenadine: ½ ounce
  • Green Crème de Menthe: ½ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ½ ounce

Steps for Preparation

  • Pour grenadine to one-third of the glass.
  • Slowly pour an equal amount of green crème de menthe on the top.
  • Fill the glass with the floating Peppermint Schnapps using a bar spoon.
  • Serve and enjoy this colorful drink.
  1. Snowball Shooter

The winter wonderland in the shot glass is what describes the drink Snowball Shooter. The drink is the perfect combination of Brandy, Peppermint Schnapps, and Chocolate Liqueur. Here is the quick recipe with the simple ingredients


  • Brandy: ¾ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ¾ ounce
  • Crème de Cacao: ¾ ounce

Steps for Preparation

  • Gather all the ingredients and add them into the cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well and strain it into the shot glass.
  • Serve and enjoy the drink.
  1. Snowshoe Shooter

Looking for the perfect drink for winter parties? Here, it is with the rich flavor of whiskey and mint.

The drink is prepared by mixing bourbon and peppermint schnapps thus offering you cool minty taste that goes best with for your party.


  • Bourbon Whiskey: ¾ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ¾ ounce

Steps for Preparation

  • Pour both the ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice into the mixture.
  • Shake it well and strain it in a shot glass.
  1. Polar Bear Shooter

The great tasty party shooter is a simple mixture of mint and chocolate just like a peppermint patty and snowball.


  • Crème de Cacao Liqueur: ½ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ½ ounce

Steps for Preparation

  • In the cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients.
  • Add some ice.
  • Shake it well and strain the liquid in the shot glass.
  1. Girl Scout Cookie

This gentle drink has the following ingredients in it.

  • Coffee liqueur: ½ ounce
  • Irish Cream Liqueur: ½ ounce
  • Peppermint Schnapps: ½ ounce

Steps for Preparation

  • Pour all the ingredients in the ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  • Shake it well and strain it into the shot glass.
  • Serve and enjoy the drink.

Bottom Line

So the blog might have helped you in the understanding of what to mix with peppermint schnapps. It is the perfect ingredient for many different cocktails because of its soothing minty flavor.

You can try the different variations of the drink as well and enjoy its taste in the cold chilled winter after dinner!!!

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