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Peppermint White Russian

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Between the kids’ class parties, Command get togethers, and family gatherings, I have so many written down in my planner, it’s hard to keep track. I’m in full swing holiday mode and there’s no turning back. HA! This week’s Happy Hour cocktail is SUPER festive and I love it! I made it over the weekend to enjoy while we decorated the tree and house. It’s delicious! I started with this Bailey’s coffee creamer. I’m not usually a flavored coffee drinker, but hey, it’s the holidays and they are all over the place! I made my coffee Saturday morning and my first thought was, “This would be DELICIOUS with Kahlua!” 😉 So, the Peppermint White Russian was born. I’m always thinking of you guys. You’re welcome!

Peppermint White Russian

  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Smirnoff Vodka
  • 1-2 oz Bailey’s White Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Half and Half, if desired


Over ice, add the kahlua and vodka and stir to combine. Top with the Bailey’s coffee creamer. Add the half and half, if using. I decided to get a little fancy and top my Peppermint White Russian with whipped topping and mini candy cane. Holiday spirit and all that! No one can accuse me of being a grinch. 😉


This might be my new favorite cocktail! Come to think of it, I think I say that about all the Happy Hour cocktails. Ha ha! This one is for sure Christmasy and delicious. I love the hint of peppermint flavor the coffee creamer gives to the drink. This white Russian would work with so many different coffee creamer flavors! I made one last month with Pumpkin Spice that was AMAZING! I think I might try an Eggnog or Sugar Cookie flavor next. I’ll be keeping an eye out to see what special holiday flavors my local commissary has to offer! 😉

As always, we ask that you please enjoy responsibly!

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