There are more peppermint-flavored drinks on restaurant cocktail menus this season than you can shake a candy cane at — but we say the more the merrier when it comes to cocktails! Here are 17 peppermint cocktails with all the jingle bells and whistles a sipper could need to get into the holiday spirit.
Peppermint Ice Cap, Kitchen 320 at B Historic, Savannah, Georgia
Bar master Andre Carter is creating three peppermint-y cocktails during the holidays, including the popular Peppermint Ice Cap. The festive sip features Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate, Peppermint Liqueur, and light cream and is served in a martini glass with a crushed candy cane rim and a candy cane garnish. Make a reservation at Kitchen 320 at B Historic.
Ladies Dancing, EDGE Restaurant & Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Denver, Colorado
There are several p-mint sips on the menu here, but we’re currently crushing on the whimsically-named Ladies Dancing. The drink is a combo of Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Peppermint Schnapps, cream, and chocolate syrup and is garnished with a mini candy cane for kicks — and 10 lords a-leaping. Make a reservation at Edge Restaurant & Bar.
Wicked Elixir, Sable Kitchen & Bar, Chicago, Illinois
It’s wicked cold outside, the perfect excuse for head bartender Mike Jones’s Wicked Elixir, a minty creation with herbal undertones. The drink is made with Green Chartreuse, Cocchi Americano, Crème de Menthe, fresh lime, and egg white and is garnished with a mint sprig — and is served on a bed of ice in a crafty wooden box. Make a reservation at Sable Kitchen & Bar.
White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini, Del Frisco’s Grille, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
White chocolate lovers rejoice! Order the White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini that features Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps, half and half, and a crushed candy cane martini glass garnish. Make a reservation at DelFrisco’s Grille.
Peppermint Saint Savoy, The Gallery Restaurant, Charlotte, North Carolina
Y’all will want to order the Peppermint Saint Savoy at this Southern belle. This beauty is made with Tito’s Vodka, White Crème de Menthe, Green Crème de Menthe, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, and housemade cucumber-mint syrup (Green Chartreuse and Cucumber Vodka, diced cucumber, peppermint leaves, fresh lemon juice, green peppercorn, Cinchona, lemon and orange peel and simple syrup). Make a reservation at The Gallery Restaurant.
Candy Cane Crunch, Sugar Factory American Brasserie, Miami, Florida
You’d expect an especially sweet cocktail at a restaurant named Sugar Factory, right? The Candy Cane Crunch cocktail features Bacardi Vanilla Flavored Rum, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and Peppermint Schnapps and is garnished with a white chocolate Rice Crispy treat and – Whaddayaknow? — a candy cane. Make a reservation at Sugar Factory American Brasserie.
Candy Cane Bam-Boozled, Holsteins-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
This restaurant is known for its Bam-Boozled milkshakes — wildly inventive, alcohol-infused, and, sorry, kids, adults-only. The Candy Cane Bam-Boozled is a combo of vanilla ice cream, Peppermint Schnapps, and crushed candy canes topped off with a cool peppermint glaze, vanilla frosting, and whipped cream. Make a reservation at Holsteins-The Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas.
Patty’s Punch, Three Degrees, Portland, Oregon
The peppermint tea cocktail served here is called Patty’s Punch and is a vodka-based cocktail. But the liquor is milk washed (as opposed to fat washed) and infused with peppermint tea “giving it a lot more body and flavor than simply combining vodka with a peppermint syrup,” says a restaurant spokeswoman. Make a reservation at Three Degrees.