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Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate Recipe


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The Peppermint hot chocolate stinger recipe is a warm cozy drink for cold weather. Even hot coffee plays it’s part in making this delicious light alcoholic drink a beautiful warm up for any event.

Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate Stinger

This peppermint hot chocolate drink recipe happened because…I LOVE the smirnoff peppermint twist vodka bottle. I just had to buy it. And THEN I had to figure out a recipe to use it in. Here’s a good one!

I truly love the decorative bottles alcohol companies are coming up with. Last summer I fell in love with the Smirnoff Red White and Berry bottle.

So I made it a fantastic Red white and Blue firecracker Cocktail. It’s a beautiful layered red white and blue drink. It’s great for all the red white and blue events in your life. And that pretty bottle is now in my house.

Same goes with the Peppermint Twist vodka. I’m a big fan of this vodka. 🙂

Hot Chocolate Stinger:

Smirnoff peppermint twist drink recipes are not thick on the ground at the moment. Happily, I have a hot chocolate cocktail recipe that uses peppermint schnapps.

I simple substituted my beautifully packaged peppermint vodka and viola! A gorgeous winter Smirnoff peppermint twist recipe from me to you. Enjoy.

I’ll be looking for more drink recipes to use up peppermint vodka all though the year. Maybe I’ll try some in my Peppermint milkshake instead of schnapps. That is a deliciously indulgent drink. Perfect dessert cocktail or summer chiller.

Peppermint hot chocolate
peppermint hot chocolate coffee drink with Smirnoff Peppermint Vodka. So good!

If all you have on hand is peppermint schnapps you can make a Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate. Just do a one to one substitution for the peppermint vodka in this recipe and proceed with the recipe.

Let it warm you on chilly nights. This is a VERY light cocktail. There is just enough alcohol in it to call it an adult beverage.

More Delicious Coffee And Chocolate Drinks:

All of these cocktails will give you a lovely somewhat indulgent dessert cocktail vibe. They all are different and delicious ways to kick back and relax after dinner with coffee and chocolate.

This is a perfectly safe alcoholic coffee drink (If you stick to a reasonable number) to enjoy with a friend while watching the lovely flakes of snowfall or dreary grey rain. It’s a cheering drink.

The amounts of alcohol we call for in this recipe creates a very light stinger. If you beef up the amounts your cocktail flavors will change… and so will the buzz. Careful there!

Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate
Smirnoff peppermint vodka and walkers Creme De Cacao make coffee and hot chocolate into a lovely decadent winter cocktail.

How to make a Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stinger:

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka and peppermint hot chocolate stinger in front of a white christma tree.
Smirnoff peppermint twist gets into the Christmas spirit. Dress up your hot chocolate drink for the holiday season. It makes a fun party drink.

Ingredients for this Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate Alcoholic Drink:

This alcoholic coffee drink with peppermint, hot chocolate and creme de cacao is great for a fireside chat, after dinner drink or serve it for a light dessert cocktail.

Ingredients for The Peppermint Hot Chocolate
What you need to make this recipe. (Marshmallows optional). 🙂
  • Fresh brewed coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Smirnoff Peppermint twist vodka (to get that pretty bottle). 🙂
  • Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao (any brand of dark chocolate Creme de Cacao will work)
Peppermint Hot chocolate
There are several garninshing ideas in our recipe card.

How to Make this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Vodka Drink:

Here is a quick visual guide to making this delicious drink. Making the hot coffee and hot chocolate will take all the time.

Then just pour, stir and garnish. So simple and incredibly yummy. Please also watch our video demonstration.

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Your Printable Recipe Card:

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stinger
Yield: 1 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stinger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A refreshing but cozy drink with all the flavors of winter. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka, Creme De Cacao and coffee create a gorgeous alcoholic hot chocolate drink perfect for a fireside chat or after dinner coze.


  • 3 oz. hot coffee
  • 2 oz. hot chocolate
  • 1 oz. creme de cacao
  • 1/2 oz. Smirnoff peppermint twist Vodka


  1. Measure and pour the crème de cacao into a heat proof mug.
  2. Pour in the peppermint Twist Vodka
  3. Add the fresh brewed hot coffee.
  4. Stir.
  5. Garnish as you prefer. Look at our notes section for instructions on how we garnished this coffee drink.


Our Garnishing Suggestions:

  1. whipped cream
  2. crushed candy cane
  3. one whole mini candy cane


  1. Stir the drink to mix the ingredients together
  2. Spray on whipped cream to make a pretty top.
  3. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. crushed candy cane
  4. set one whole candy cane on the side of the glass.
  5. Serve immediately

More Garnish Ideas:

  1. Add mini chocolate chips to the whipped cream top
  2. Chocolate covered espresso bean on the whipped cream.
  3. Mini Marshmallows can replace the whipped cream (Or be added to it)
  4. Also mix the marshmallows with the mini chocolate chips for fun.
  5. Tie on a bright festive ribbon to the handle

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size

6.5 oz.cocktail

Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 57mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 1g

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The Peppermint hot chocolate stinger recipe is a warm cozy drink for cold weather. Even hot coffee plays it’s part in making this delicious light alcoholic drink a beautiful warm up for any event.
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The Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stinger recipe is a warm cozy drink for cold weather. Even hot coffee plays it’s part in making this delicious light alcoholic drink a beautiful warm up for any event.
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Friday 13th of December 2019

What is the flavor difference between peppermint vodka and peppermint schnapps? I really can't find anyone online describing the two. Thanks!

Kayti Lavergne

Friday 13th of December 2019

Hi! The schnapps will be a stronger mint flavor than the peppermint vodka. The reason for this is that vodka is distilled many times over, while schnapps is distilled fewer times resulting in a stronger flavor payoff. I myself prefer peppermint vodka over peppermint schnapps. Because peppermint is such a strong flavor to begin with, peppermint schnapps tastes a bit like toothpaste to me..just a little too much flavor.

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