This year I am hosting Christmas Day as well as a pre-Christmas dinner. One thing I love to have when hosting a party is a festive drink! Randy husband went to the wine store and picked up Smirnoff’s limited edition peppermint twist. You can make a variety of drinks with Baileys to ginger beer, hot chocolate, or just a straight chilled peppermint twist shot.
The bottle looks so festive on my bar and it even has a scratch and sniff peppermint smell which I think is a really cute touch! If you love the taste of peppermint then this is a great addition to your holiday party!
There are a few good recipes but I’m planning on making the Smirnoff Peppermint Martini.
Smirnoff Peppermint Martni
Courtesy of Smirnoff website
- 1.25 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist
- 0.5 Baileys Original Irish Cream Liquor
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a mini candy cane.
Another way to make this drink is to add chocolate to the peppermint martini. I am such a chocolate girl that I think chocolate added to anything is amazing!
Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Recipe courtesy of Simply Darrling
- 2 once’s of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
- 1 ounce crepe de cacao
- 1 ounce cream
- Chocolate sauce and crushed Peppermint for garnish
In a cocktail shaker add ice, cream and liquor. Shake Strain into a martini glass rimmed with chocolate syrup and crushed peppermint.
Which ever way you choose to make it I hope you enjoy!