White Peppermint Bark Martini (& Notes from the Martini Lab)


What’s more fun than a holiday dinner?  How about a holiday dinner that includes a martini lab?  This year, with daughters home early (hooray!) for Thanksgiving, I invited over my sister-in-law and put a ham in the oven.  After a casual dinner, we set to mixing up holiday martinis, including the White Peppermint Bark Martini featured today. 

White Peppermint Bark Martini

White Peppermint Bark Martini

Now this isn’t the first time I’ve mixed up martinis for a crowd.  Years ago, I hosted a chocolate martini party outdoors on a lovely summer evening.  My mother had remarried and I decided to invite her new husband’s family over to get better acquainted. A couple hours later the (figurative) ice was broken.  What a great way to begin new relationships!  

Of course, the first party had one real advantage—then I started with recipes. This time I just had concepts… along with leftover liqueurs, cream, juice and a dozen flavored vodka minis! 

White Peppermint Bark Martini Fixings

White Peppermint Bark Martini FIxings

We had a lot of fun getting creative, and in the end, we had some clear successes.  Like today’s White Peppermint Bark Martini.  Along with some so-so attempts.  One solid failure.  Plus, a lesson or two. 

White Peppermint Bark Martini - Rim Glass with crushed candy cane, red & white sugar

White Peppermint Bark Martini – Rim Glass with crushed candy cane, red & white sugar

Biggest lesson? Read the labels on your little bottles.  I picked up the (failed) snickerdoodle martini and almost fell over, just from the fumes.  More cream.  Daughter (thinking me over-dramatic) tasted and began to sway.  Yup, 100 proof cinnamon schnapps—don’t they preserve things in that? Clearly stronger than Godiva white chocolate …   wpb-martini-from-above

Other lessons?  Varied little bottles are super if you are doing a “lab” but will make seconds a challenge if your creation is a hit.  Though Berry Vodka is pretty near as good as Plum Vodka in a Sugar Plum Martini…  

White Peppermint Bark Martini -- Perfect for the Holidays

White Peppermint Bark Martini — Perfect for the Holidays

If you are looking for a fun way to add festive to your season, I’d heartily recommend the White Peppermint Bark martini. Or hosting a lab…  

Aren’t holidays wonderful? 

White Peppermint Bark Martini
Serves 1
What’s more fun than a holiday dinner? How about a holiday dinner that includes a martini lab? And White Peppermint Bark Martinis!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
230 calories
20 g
16 g
5 g
1 g
3 g
99 g
22 g
18 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 22mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. • 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur (like Godiva)
  2. • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
  3. • 1-2 ounces half & half (or cream)
  4. • Crushed peppermint mixed with sanding sugar for the rim and/or candy cane for stirring (optional).
  1. Place liqueur, schnapps and half & half, with ice in a shaker. Shake a couple times, then pour into martini glass (see notes below if you'd like to rim the glass).
  1. To rim the glass, I used a clean finger to run a little vodka around the rim of the glass. Then I mixed crushed peppermint with red and white decorating sugar on a small plate. Rather than dip the whole rim in the sugar at once, I rolled the rim in the mixture, which seem to result in a thicker, more even coat.
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  1. Look so beautiful and delicious Inger!!

  2. This looks wonderful! (Photos are enticing – and beautiful.)

  3. oh, i could and would get carried away with drinking these! what a glorious combination of ingredients! i didn’t even know white chocolate liqueur existed, and now i’m in trouble. 🙂

  4. LLL care absolutely loved reading this post.

  5. What a fun drink – and I love your glasses! So festive!

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