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Peppermint White Chocolate Martini

Peppermint White Chocolate Martinis may just become you go-to holiday cocktail! You can make these ahead of time and serve when ready. They make a fabulously festive food gift too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Martini, White chocolate martini
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 508kcal


  • 8 ounces good quality white chocolate (I use 2 bars of Ghirardelli found in the baking aisle)
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus 1/2 TBS
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup Peppermint Schnapps
  • optional garnish crushed candy canes or peppermint dust


  • Break your chocolate up into pieces.
  • In a large saucepan or pot combine chocolate pieces, sugar and cream, over medium heat stir mixture until chocolate is just about melted. Pull from the heat and whish until smooth like hot chocolate would be. do NOT allow mixture to even come close to boiling. All you want is enough heat to melt the sugar and chocolate.
  • Add in water and vanilla and stir until combined. Taste and adjust to your preference for strength and sweetness.
  • Allow it to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, add in your vodka and Peppermint Schnapps, stir well and then using a funnel or a ladle pour it into whatever you choose to store it in (mason jars, decorative bottles, old alcohol bottles, etc.).
  • Place it in your fridge or freezer for up to a month...but I don’t think it will last that long! See notes.


 Allow this to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. I typically refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or overnight) and then taste it and then often add more alcohol to it. It seems to me that you get a truer taste of how weak or strong it is after it chills. 
I like to rim martini glasses with crushed candy canes. I either dip just the rims in water or marshmallow fluff and then dip them into the peppermint dust that I have on a paper plate.
You can store this in your fridge for up to the time the cream would have expired or you can store in your freezer (remember to leave headspace as mixture will expand when it freezes) which is what I do. Pull from the freezer, allow it to thaw for 15 minutes or less...It depends on how strong you made it. Give it a good shaking and enjoy.
I shake in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into the martini glasses. You can also drink it as is, it will just be slightly thicker, so delicious! Cheers!


Serving: 5ounces | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg