Peppermint Cocktails to Bring on the Holiday Cheer

When planning your holiday menu, don't forget the drinks. Create one festive cocktail to mark the occasion as special. Candy canes (and peppermint flavor in general) are a classic Christmas mainstay that can go into cocktails too. It's not just for snacking and those gingerbread houses. Some of our favorite ideas are basic, and others are more adventurous, like this Peppermint Coconut Cocktail recipe. The idea of mixing coconut with peppermint might cause strong reactions on both ends of the spectrum, but it works, says Elsie Larson of the lifestyle blog, A Beautiful Mess. Sip on this blend of peppermint schnapps, unsweetened coconut milk, a splash of coconut cream, and a dab of half-and-half — oh wait, and vodka. Let's not forget the powerhouse hidden in there. For other holiday seasonal dishes, check out our Christmas recipe page.