Peppermint Eggnog Martini

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Peppermint eggnog martini with a glass rim covered with candy crane
Peppermint Eggnog Martini

You know what I like? Alcoholic drinks that are composed of things that you already have in your cupboard or liquor cabinet like my Chunky Monkey cocktail.

Let’s face it, keeping a huge stash of liquor is expensive and takes dedication to make lists of everything you need for fancy drinks. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do love a fine cocktail once in a while that’s full of things I don’t have at home, but that’s exactly my point. I don’t have most of the ingredients at home, so I will pay for a lovely drink while I am out dining.

When it comes to concocting alcoholic drinks here on The Kitchen Magpie, I don’t ever really delve into crazy complex drinks. I look at what I have on hand and go with the flow. Perhaps one year I will find the time to work on stocking my liquor cabinet better but for now, it’s all I can do to remember to replenish the flask on my nightstand most days.

By now I’m sure you all know how I rejoice when eggnog is released onto the shelves for the holiday season. Oh, the first sight of those cartons makes me giddy, I tell you, no word of a lie. I always, without fail, break into a huge smile in the middle of the grocery store when I see that eggnog is here!

By the way, there are many non-dairy alternative to eggnog and we enjoy a lot of them. The soy ones are pretty tasty and the coconut one as well, give them a whirl!

So this latest drink was made from what I had on hand in the kitchen, which means that I am sure you also most likely will have it on hand as well. It uses mint flavoring as well as crushed candy canes, something that I think most of us are baking with this time of year. No special mint schnapps or liquors, just plain ol’ straight from your cupboard mint flavoring. This drink would go great with my Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies!

Not that one couldn’t fool around with some decadent schnapps, but let’s save that for a year when we are less busy.

This is about what you have on hand, without running to the liquor store.

Close up of peppermint eggnog martini with candy crane

To line the martini glass, you simply take some honey and smear it around the edge of the martini glass evenly. Then you place the martini glass upside down in a plate of crushed candy canes and voila! A beautiful mint rimmed glass! Prefer it without Peppermint? Try my Eggnog Martini instead. Well, I could wish you Happy Drinking, but does that sound kind of weird? Happy mixing? Happy Cocktail hour?

Whatever it is, thanks for stopping in!



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Peppermint Eggnog Martini

A lovely and easy peppermint eggnog martini made with what you have in your kitchen already.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint flavoring
  • 1 candy cane crushed
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • Line the rim of the martini glass with honey all the way around. 
  • Dip the martini glass into the crushed candy cane,covering it all the way around.
  • Combine the eggnog, vodka and flavoring in a separate glass.
  • Pour into the glass, avoiding the edges and not disturbing the candy cane.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 46mg, Potassium: 140mg, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 1.3mg, Calcium: 111mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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A glass of Peppermint eggnog martini with candy crane

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      You mean kind to my liver? You’ve seen what we can do to a PITCHER OF GIMLETS!!!

    • Heather Lavers says

      I don’t think so. Really can’t imagine mint and eggnog together.

      • DebbieHawkinsKeller says

        I had a mint and eggnog punch today that was very good 

    • Pam Mansveld says

      How about rum flavouring? Maybe would clash with the vodka.

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