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Sparkling Peppermint Holiday Cocktails

December 7, 2018 (Last updated December 8, 2022) · Nicole Triebe

These sparkling peppermint holiday cocktails are simple, delicious, and beautiful! You only need a few ingredients to craft this gorgeous holiday drink everyone will love!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all of the time spent with family and friends. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I am hosting both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.  Call me crazy, but I love entertaining!  Allison and I are taking a well deserved vacation for the new year, but in the mean time, I’ll need a cocktail to get me through hosting two holidays in a row, who’s with me!?

This sparkling peppermint holiday cocktails are so easy to prepare.  With only a few ingredients, you’ll have a beautiful beverage in no time! I’m loving the gorgeous red color and fun peppermint rim on these glasses, too!

How do I rim my glass with peppermint candies?

If you try to attach the candies with just water, it won’t work.  Create a simple syrup by combining equal parts sugar and water in a small sauce pan.  Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.  Let it cool and dip the top of the champagne glass in the simple syrup.

Place candy canes or peppermint candies in large resealable plastic bag. Close bag. Pound with rolling pin or heavy skillet until coarsely crushed. Or, alternatively you can process in food processor using the pulse button.  It’s the perfect festive touch for these sparkling peppermint holiday cocktails!

After you dip rim of glass in the simple syrup, then put crushed candies on a plate and push glass into crushed candies to lightly coat.

I used Prosecco for these sparkling peppermint holiday cocktails, but you’re more than welcome to use your favorite champagne!

Cheers to a delicious holiday season!

If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out my rosemary old fashioned!


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Sparkling Peppermint Holiday Cocktails

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x



2 oz White Creme de Cacao


Peppermint candy crumbles (I crushed up some candy canes)

Simple Syrup


Rosemary sprigs


  1. Dip top of champagne glasses in simple syrup. 
  2. Rim top of champagne glass with crushed peppermint candies
  3. Pour 2 oz of White Creme de Cacao into glass
  4. Top with champagne
  5. Add splash of grenadine for color
  6. Garnish with rosemary sprig

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