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Drinks with a Peppermint Twist
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Candy canes are a long-standing Christmas tradition. Although you can now get candy canes in every color and flavor imaginable, the classic peppermint flavored, red and white twisted variety is the most associated with the season.

Try these peppermint shnapps based beverages to add Christmas flavor and color to your holiday parties!

Santa Shot

1/3 grenadine
1/3 green creme de menthe
1/3 peppermint schnapps

Pour ingredients slowly into a shot glass in the order listed. You'll end up with a red, green and white layered shot that tastes just like a candy cane!

Christmas Cheer

1/2 shot eggnog
1/2 shot peppermint schnapps

Stir it up and shoot it down. HO! HO! HO! Tastes like christmas with a peppermint twist.

Candy Cane

3/4 oz peppermint schnapps
3/4 oz creme de cacao
1/4 oz grenadine
half and half

In highball glass filled with ice, combine peppermint schnapps, white creme de cacao & grenadine. Fill glass with half-and-half. Top with 7-up. Garnish with a small candycane or filbert nuts.

Peppermint Stick

1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz light cream

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a champagne flute and serve.

Godiva Peppermint Patty

1/2 cup hot cocoa
1 shot peppermint schnapps
1 shot Godiva liqueur
whipped cream

Pour 1/2 cup hot cocoa into a brandy snifter. Add 1 shot of peppermint schnapps. Add 1 shot of Godiva. Stir. Top with whipped cream.

Wooly Mitten

1 1/2 oz southern comfort
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 1/2 oz Bailey's irish cream
1 packet hot cocoa mix (the kind you just add water to)
hot water
2 parts whipped cream (optional)

Put cocoa mix in a mug and fill half way with hot water - stir. Pour in southern comfort, peppermint schnapps and Bailey's - stir. Add more hot water if necessary. Top with whipped cream if desired.

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