3 Crazy Delicious Peppermint Cocktails
As winter replaces fall, so too does peppermint overtake pumpkin as the flavor of the season. It’s just a natural progression, and you wouldn’t want to mess with it, even if you could (you can’t). Winter is all about peppermint—cool, aromatic, and delicious. It’s also the special time of year that Smirnoff rolls out its limited edition Peppermint Twist Vodka, which is perfect for all kinds of seasonal cocktails. We know because we tested it out with talented Upper East Side bartender Taylor Adorno, who matched it with coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, and Mexican hot chocolate in three easy-to-make, wonderfully delicious drinks.
The holidays are all about unexpected combinations—of family, significant others, neighbors, and friends. And as we all know, things can get, well, slightly nutty. That’s the embrace-it-all spirit of this tasty concoction, which combines Smirnoff Peppermint Twist, fresh lemon juice, sweet hazelnut liqueur, walnut bitters, and rich simple syrup. It would be an understatement to say that these somewhat disparate ingredients work well together. May your holidays come off half as smoothly—nuts and all.
No reasonable person would deny that hot chocolate is a glorious wintertime treat. It’s got a legendary history behind it, too, with roots stretching all the way back to the ancient Mayans, and many variations on its original recipe. The Peppermint Hot Chocolate De Lujo is scrumptious and worthy addition to that list of variations. Anchored by Smirnoff Peppermint Twist, and featuring seasonal spices such as vanilla and cinnamon, it’s a steamy, creamy decadent holiday treat.
Please drink responsibly.
SMIRNOFF Peppermint Twist. Vodka Infused with Natural Flavors 30% Alc/Vol. The Smirnoff Co., Norwalk, CT.