Peppermint Schnapps gets a bad rap, which is understandable. The liqueur is nearly undrinkable on its own. It’s sticky sweet with a mintiness that’s more akin to toothpaste than the herb. Used properly in a cocktail, however, peppermint schnapps becomes one of winter’s most underrated spirits. Delicious with ice cream and dessert cocktails like the Grasshopper, the candy cane-flavored liqueur is just what Santa ordered.
Here, three peppermint schnapps cocktails to mix up this winter.