Hot Peppermint Rod

This peppermint-infused cocktail will warm you up, thanks to hot water and a healthy helping of vodka.
By: Michael "Pirate Mike" Whitney

Related To:

Ingredients:

Holiday: Hot Peppermint Rod

Festive Hot Peppermint Rod Cocktail

This peppermint-infused drink will warm you up, thanks to hot water and a healthy helping of vodka. The peppermint stick and dollop of whipped cream make this an easy drink and dressy enough for a holiday party or cocktail.

bartender spoon
vodka
peppermint schnapps
grenadine syrup
hot water
whipped cream
peppermint rod

Preparation:

Fill Irish coffee mug with two parts vodka, two parts peppermint schnapps, two parts grenadine syrup (for color). Add hot water to fill mug and top with whip cream. Garnish with a peppermint rod and grenadine drizzled over the whipped cream.

Next Up

Authentic German Mulled Wine Recipe

Traditional glühwein, which translates to 'glow wine' will make cheeks rosy and keep Oktoberfest and fall fun in full swing. Be sure to keep the recipe handy for winter months, too. This soul-warming sip will put a fire in your belly (and a glow in your cheeks) when temperatures plummet.

10 Ways to Prepare for National Cuddle Up Day

Preparation is the key to (cuddling) success.

Cocktail or Mocktail: Preserve Fresh Fruit as a Sippable Shrub

Got a bumper crop of berries? Lucky you! Learn how to turn fresh fruit into a centuries-old sip: a shrub, or drinking vinegar, that can be enjoyed as either a cocktail or an alcohol-free restorative. And, bonus, because shrubs rely on the juice extracted from fruit, you can use very ripe and even overripe fruit for maximum fruity flavor.

Ranch Water Cocktail Recipe

If you haven't heard of Ranch Water yet, prepare yourself because it's about to be everywhere. And, once you've tried it, it's easy to see why: Ranch Water is basically a not-sweet, super pared-down margarita ... with bubbles. Intrigued? Read on for the unbelievably easy recipe, plus our tips for setting up a Ranch Water serving station (on a bookshelf!).

Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe for Fall

Refreshing and oh-so-tasty, this fall sangria cocktail is perfect for sweater weather. The sweet-meets-tart caramel apple flavor develops as it chills, recreating the nostalgic taste of a classic seasonal treat.

Golden Milk With Turmeric and Ginger Recipe

A longtime wellness drink in India, golden milk or turmeric milk combines honey, turmeric and ginger to reportedly soothe inflammation. Cookbook author Paulina Brand offers her recipe for this soothing drink.

Hot Buttered Rum

Gather your friends around the fireplace for this truly traditional winter favorite cocktail.

Hot Buttered Bourbon Cocktail

For a comforting and yummy twist on classic hot buttered rum, try this bourbon cocktail to keep you warm all winter. It’s a cozy drink that's perfect for chilly winter nights.

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Swap out the lemon in your standard hot toddy with the sweet raspberry citrus flavor of seasonal blood orange for a delicious variation on the classic cocktail.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.