Tis the season for hot drinks with peppermint stripes! I’m not much of a mint person normally but during the holidays, when peppermint and candy canes are everywhere, it’s suddenly a happy and festive treat. So in honor of the season I found five fun peppermint drink recipes that not only look super tasty but also look easy enough for me to make without messing up (ha!).

Suisse Hot Chocolate with Peppermint

Peppermint Coffee

This recipe from Crow Haven Cottage is after my own heart as it’s really just instant hot chocolate with a candy cane on the side — it doesn’t get much easier than that! I’ve totally made this before except I prefer the hot chocolate that has little mini marshmallows in it. Get the recipe.

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate (from scratch)

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This Martha Stewart version is a little more involved but sounds absolutely delicious. It would be great for making on a special occasion, like Christmas Eve, or on any night you’re in the mood for a little decadent and homemade chocolately goodness. Get the recipe.

Celestial Seasonings Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea (Celestial Seasonings)

For something hot and minty but not chocolately Celestial Seasoning’s Peppermint Tea is a great option, especially in the evening when you want to relax and not get hopped up on sugar. Buy it online.

White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

White Peppermint Mocha

Cook Like a Champion has an awesome recipe for Peppermint Simple Syrup, which can be used to make any number of tasty holiday drinks, and an idea on what to do with it: White Peppermint Mochas, complete with whipped creme and cracked candy pieces. Get the recipe.

Peppermint Martini

Peppermint Martini

And of course no list of holiday drinks would be complete without a martini! This one has only three ingredients (vanilla vodka, white creme de menthe, and Peppermint Schnapps) so it won’t break the bank and is all but impossible to get wrong. Get the recipe.

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