Peppermint White Russian
Peppermint White Russian

This creamy White Russian with Peppermint will warm you from the inside out! This twist on the classic has a fresh, minty finish with every sip.

Russian White Peppermint

Looking for a super sweet and creamy winter cocktail? try that Russian White Peppermint! Indeed, this version of the classic Strength even more fun than the original. It has a glossy, minty finish that pairs perfectly with Kahlua and cream. It’s quick and easy to stir together in a lowball glass and is an absolute crowd pleaser. Who could resist that?

What’s in a Peppermint White Russian?

The White Russian is a classic vodka, cream and coffee liqueur cocktail invented in the 1950s. It’s an offshoot of another classic cocktail, the Black Russian, invented in 1949, which simply combines vodka and Kahlua. You may know this drink from the 1998 film The big Lebowskibut its history is much longer.

The Peppermint White Russian simply adds peppermint schnapps to this classic recipe for a minty finish to every sip. In our opinion, it sweetens the flavors into an even more interesting balance! Here’s what you need:

Important: 100 proof liquor

There are a few types of peppermint liquor you can find in stores and online: 30 proof (15% vol), 60 proof (30% vol), and 100 proof (50% vol). As you can imagine, 100 proof is very strong. If the bottle says 100 proof, skip the amount in the recipe and add to taste!

peppermint schnapps

How sweet is this drink?

The White Russian is a notoriously sweet drink because of the Kahlua. This coffee liqueur adds a healthy dose of sugar to the drink! Tia Maria is a more refined version of the coffee liqueur, making it a slightly more balanced beverage. You might consider this for a classier ride here.

The peppermint schnapps also adds sweetness, but interestingly the mint flavor helps balance out the sweetness. In our opinion, the Peppermint White Russian has a more balanced taste than the classic, but is still quite a sweet drink.

Use milk instead of cream

Want to make a light version of this white Russian recipe with peppermint? Use 2% milk or whole milk. Here are the pros and cons of using milk instead of cream:

  • Against : Milk doesn’t taste as good as cream.
  • Professional: It makes this cocktail easier to drink as it is less rich and reduces calories. We tend to like it with milk for a lighter flavor.
Russian White Peppermint

How to make a White Russian with Peppermint

The best thing about a Peppermint White Russian? That is Then easy to do! You can build it right into the glass: no need to break out a shaker or mixing glass. That makes it perfect for winter entertaining! That’s how it’s done:

  • Add the vodka, Kahlua, and mint schnapps in a lowball glass. Then pour in the cream.
  • Stir gently to create the swirl effect. Stir the drink immediately and it will turn creamy in color. It’s more fun to get the swirl effect! Stir gently a few times and the cream will swirl in a nice pattern.
  • To intensify: use clear ice! Clear ice is crystal clear instead of cloudy like regular ice. Cut into large shapes to make the drink look like it came from an upscale bar! It’s easy: go to How to Make Clear Ice.

More peppermint drinks

do you like peppermint Aside from the Peppermint White Russian, here are a few other mint drinks that work as holiday cocktails and beyond:

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The description

This creamy White Russian with Peppermint will warm you from the inside out! This twist on the classic has a fresh, minty finish with every sip.

  • ½ ounce 30 receipts or 60 Peppermint shot Proof*
  • 1½ ounce** Vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlua (or other coffee liqueur like Tia Maria)
  • 1 ounce whipping cream (or whole milk or 2% milk)

  1. Pour the mint schnapps, vodka, and Kahlua into a tall glass. Fill it with ice.
    Top up with cream or milk. Stir until cold (or stir just a little to get the swirl effect).


*Check the bottle before making this drink! If using 100 degree schnapps (50% vol.), use half the amount and adjust to taste.

**To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: drink
  • Method: shakes
  • Kitchen: cocktails
  • Diet: vegan

Keywords: Russian White Peppermint

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