Peppermint Patty Shots (a Christmas Shot Recipe)

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These peppermint patty shots make the perfect cocktail shot for holiday parties. When you combine with peppermint flavor of peppermint schnapps with tasty creme de cacao you get an easy and tasty peppermint patty cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. 

Peppermint Patty Shots

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Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Shot Ingredients 

This simple peppermint patty shot recipe only requires two different ingredients. To make one shot you will need:

  • 1 oz of peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz of crème de cacao

You will also need a cocktail shaker, cocktail jigger, bar strainer, and a few shot glasses. Most of these can be found online here:

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How to Make Peppermint Patty Shots

The best way to serve this peppermint patty drink is to serve chilled, so start with an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Measure out the creme de cacao using a cocktail jigger.  

easy 2 ingredients Peppermint Patty Shots

Pour the chocolate liqueur into the cocktail shaker. 

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Next, measure out the shot of peppermint schnapps. 

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Then add the peppermint liqueur to the shaker. 

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Place the lid on the cocktail shaker, give it a good shake, then use the bar strainer to pour the peppermint patty shots into shot glasses. 

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Christmas Cocktail Shots that Taste Like Peppermint Patties

These peppermint patty shots taste just like peppermint patty candy. This shot recipe is also sometimes called a liquid candy cane shot and a polar bear shot because of the cool peppermint schnapps taste. 

Peppermint Patty Shots recipe

You do not need a holiday party to enjoy the sweet taste of peppermint patty candies in a shot glass. With such a short preparation time you can make these any time of year. 

Peppermint Patty Shots

FAQs and Variations

You are always able to adjust a recipe to your own personal preference. Doing this may yield different results.

Can I use white creme de cacao instead of dark? Sure, the main difference between white and dark creme de cacao is that dark crème de cacao has more dark chocolate flavor, while white crème de cacao is softer in its chocolate flavor. White creme de cacao is a clear liqueur which will make your shot clear rather than brown. 

Peppermint Patty Shots (a Christmas Shot Recipe)

Peppermint Patty Shots (a Christmas Shot Recipe)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

These peppermint patty shots make the perfect cocktail shot for holiday parties. Just two ingredients make a tasty peppermint patty shot.


  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz creme de cacao


  1. Combine ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake to combine and pour into shot glasses.


For 1 oz of each liqueur use one 2 oz shot glass. Increase liqueur amounts for more shots.

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