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Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate Cocktail

Get ready to warm up this winter season with the delicious and indulgent Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate cocktail. Made with the smooth and creamy Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka, rich hot chocolate, and a hint of peppermint, this cocktail is the perfect treat for those chilly nights.

Whether you’re curled up by the fireplace or enjoying a night in with friends, the Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

This drink is the perfect balance of peppermint candy and rich chocolate. This hot cocoa drink will warm you through.

Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate Stinger

What is Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka?

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist is a seasonal flavored vodka produced by the Smirnoff brand, owned by Diageo. It is a flavored vodka that is infused with peppermint and other natural flavors to give it a festive and sweet taste.

The Smirnoff Peppermint Twist release date may vary year to year, but it is generally available during the holiday season.

Smirnoff peppermint twist where to buy this delicious holiday alcohol. You can Google Smirnoff peppermint twist near me to find a local distributor of this vodka. To find smirnoff peppermint twist online try the Smirnoff official website,, or another online shopping site.

Smirnoff is one of the largest and most well-known spirits brands in the world, and the Peppermint Twist flavor is a favorite among many vodka drinkers during the holiday season. You won’t have any trouble locating a bottle once it hits your local grocery shelves.

With its sweet and refreshing peppermint flavor, it is often used in holiday-themed cocktails and drinks, and is a popular choice for holiday parties and gatherings.

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist is a triple distilled vodka infused with candied peppermint flavor for a sweet wintery mint finish. You can enjoy it as a straight shot, on the rocks, or as a mixed drink like we have done with this hot chocolate recipe.

If you are looking for another delicious, wintery drink for your holiday season, try our Peppermint Milkshake made with schnapps. It’s a thick and creamy shake that doubles as a holiday dessert and drink in one.

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka And Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stinger In Front Of A White Christma Tree.
Smirnoff peppermint twist gets into the Christmas spirit.

What does Peppermint Smirnoff taste like? The Peppermint Twist Vodka from Smirnoff is a beautiful blend of sweet candied peppermint and triple distilled vodka. The flavor is the perfect balance of cool mint and sweet candy canes with the classic Smirnoff vodka kick.

Because the Smirnoff Peppermint vodka has an alcohol content of 30% by volume, this is a very light cocktail that will not overpower you. There is just enough alcohol in it to call it an adult beverage.

How many carbs are in Smirnoff Peppermint Vodka? Despite it being a vodka the carb content of Smirnoff Peppermint is actually rather high, bringing this drink into the dessert category. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist has a carb content of roughly 25.6 net carbs per 240ml servings.

Our recipe calls for only 1/2 oz of peppermint vodka so the amount of alcohol is small and creates an enjoyable undertone to the drink.

Is Smirnoff Peppermint Twist gluten free? Yes, this peppermint infused vodka is Kosher Certified and gluten free making it a great mixer.

How to Make a Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stinger

Using your choice of hot cocoa, fresh brewed coffee, creme de cacao and a splash of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist; make this warming holiday drink for your friends and family.

Ingredients For The Peppermint Hot Chocolate
What you need to make this recipe

Ingredients for the Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate:

  • Fresh brewed coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
  • Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao
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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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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