This Peppermint White Russian is a simple twist on a classic cocktail! Great for holiday entertaining or even solo sipping!

white russian in a whiskey glass with crushed peppermint around teh rim and twinkle lights in the background

We’re going to keep things SHORT and sweet today :)

I found a cheap bottle of peppermint vodka while at the liquor store a few weeks ago and instantly knew what needed to happen with it: THIS Peppermint White Russian

It’s simple to make and SO ridiculously good! The perfect little holiday cocktail.

white russian in a whiskey glass with crushed peppermint around teh rim and twinkle lights in the background

How to make a VEGAN White Russian:

I know that a lot of you are going to be curious how I’ve made this cocktail vegan. Traditionally, a white Russian is made with heavy creamy or half and half.

My suggestion for make this dairy free is to simply use a vegan heavy cream or plain creamer. I’ve tried this once with a can of coconut cream and it turned out nice but did have a very distinct coconut flavor.

You could also use almond or oat milk etc but those are significantly thinner and won’t have quite the same creaminess of a traditional White Russian.

white russian in a whiskey glass with crushed peppermint around teh rim and twinkle lights in the background

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white russian in a whiskey glass with crushed peppermint around teh rim and twinkle lights in the background

Peppermint White Russian


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Peppermint White Russian is a fun twist on a classic cocktail!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces of peppermint vodka*
  • 1 ounce of Kahlúa
  • 1 good splash of cream (about 1 tablespoon)*

Instructions

  1. In a small glass filled with ice, stir together the vodka and Kahlúa until well combined.
  2. Splash on the cream to the top of the cocktail, garnish with a peppermint and ENJOY!

Notes

*You can also use regular vodka and add in a splash of peppermint schnapps

*see note above for dairy free/ vegan options!

  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: mixology
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan cocktail, easy cocktail, holiday cocktail