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{Cocktail Friday} Peppermint White Christmas

2013 December 20

Happy Friday! For a moment I considered naming this cocktail the “champagne & antlers” but felt that a Peppermint White Christmas made more sense. (Humor me as I explain) My friend Amy recently threw a ladies Christmas party that consisted of two things: champagne and reindeer antlers. (take a look) Yes, we were all asked to come dressed in our sparkly-sequined-best and were each greeted with a pair of the most adorable antlers made by Christina of 310 Style, to wear during the party.


It really was a genius idea, a group of girls all sipping champagne cocktails, wearing the silliest head-gear ever and embracing the Christmas spirit! But what Champagne & Antler party would be complete without a signature bubbly cocktail? Amy served crushed candy cane rimmed glasses of Champagne with white chocolate and peppermint stir sticks. It was so darn good that I went home to recreate the cocktail (and add my own little twist) for my holiday celebrations.

Peppermint Champagne Cocktail

Just a splash of White Creme de Cocoa, chilled champagne, and of course a candy cane for garnish…it’s a Peppermint White Christmas you will want to sip again and again. Cheers to a very merry Christmas!

Peppermint Champagne Cocktail

photos by Leah Bergman

Peppermint White Christmas Champagne Cocktail

1 bottle chilled Champagne
White Creme de Cocoa
candy canes

1. In a ziplock bag, crush 1 whole candy cane with a rolling-pin or something sturdy until you are left with a semi fine powder.
2. Dip the rims of your champagne flutes in a small dish of White Creme de Cocoa and then in the crushed candy cane.
3. Fill champagne glasses 1/3 full with White Creme de Cocoa and then the rest of the way with chilled Champagne.
4. Garnish with a whole candy cane. (this adds color and flavor to the cocktail!)
5. Sip & enjoy. *Reindeer antlers strongly suggested.

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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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20 Responses Post a comment
  1. December 20, 2013

    YUM! Now this is a cocktail I can get behind… pink, sparkly WITH candy canes.

  2. December 20, 2013

    Love a simple but effective drink recipe! Happy Holiday Weekend!


    • December 20, 2013

      Thanks Leah! Happy holiday weekend to you as well. It doesn’t get much easier or delicious than this.

  3. December 21, 2013

    Oh my, my, my! These look fantastic.

  4. September 2, 2014

    I love this. So easy, but festive. I will definitely be sharing this! Thanks!

  5. December 19, 2014

    We loved this so much, we featured it in our recent article
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
    Warm regards
    The Stewardess Bible

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