Christmas Cookie

Don’t let the name Christmas Cookie dissuade you from enjoying this drink any time of the year, no matter what holidays you do or don’t celebrate. But be forewarned: it really packs a wallop with three ounces of alcohol. It tastes a little like a peppermint latte, only much better.

Christmas Cookie Drink: Peppermint Schnapps, Kahlua, Bailey's

This makes a delicious dessert drink. I specified Carolan’s for the Irish cream because I find it more flavorful than Bailey’s, but of course there are all those holiday variations of Bailey’s which could also work well in this one. Don’t just stick with the best known or most popular liqueurs – there are a lot of good ones out there, and it pays to experiment.


  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 ounce Carolan’s Irish Cream

Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly, then strain the ingredients into a chilled martini glass.

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  1. Delicious!! I posted a “like” to facebook. I’m actually enjoying a drink right now, it feels a bit strong at first but then you have that smooth peppermint after taste. I love it. So simple to make.

  2. Try using crushed candy canes for the rim!

  3. I find the peppermint schnapps a bit too much. The first time we made these, cut the schnapps to 1/2 ounce. Then we discovered Peppermint Mocha Kahlua! Works great and if you want more peppermint flavour, add a few drops of schnapps. Cheers!

  4. This drink is so yummy! We discovered Carolan’s from this post – think we’ll start stocking this instead of Bailey’s. Definitely more flavorful (and cheaper too)! I agree with Joanne about reducing the peppermint schnapps to 1/2 ounce, however, we did end up doubling the Carolan’s and Kahlua to almost 2 ounces each…oops! :)

    • So glad you enjoyed the Carolan’s! This is one recipe that can be tweaked in a lot of ways, and never turns out bad!

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