12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: Peppermint Coffee Toddy

Picture this: you’re having brunch at your house during the holidays and you aren’t sure what to serve for a drink. Sure, you could have the mimosas and the bloody mary’s, but this year you want something new. Something different. The Peppermint Coffee Toddy is the perfect drink for your get-together.

Peppermint Coffee Toddy (recipe from The Kitchn)
(serves 4-6 people)

4 cups freshly brewed coffee
1 cup peppermint schnapps
3/4 cup crème de cocoa
1/2 cup heavy cream
whipped cream (I used peppermint flavored whipped cream)
candy canes

Mix the coffee, peppermint schnapps and crème de cocoa in a large saucepan and heat over medium – low until hot. Mix in the heavy cream right before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and a candy cane. If you’re serving a larger group, use a coffee percolator to keep it warm.

A fun addition: I dipped the candy canes in dark chocolate and let them sit for a few minutes before using them as a garnish. You can also garnish with fresh mint leaves.


I made this drink later in the day, so I decided to use decaf coffee (I’m a baby when it comes to caffeine). I have to say that this drink was pretty dang delicious: the peppermint and chocolate flavors mixed with coffee? You can’t go wrong.  Play around with the ingredients to your taste and have fun with the garnishes. Cheers!



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