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Peppermint Mudslide

Peppermint Mudslide Cocktails are a quick and easy holiday drink that everyone will love. The perfect cocktail to put you in the holiday spirit. 

This Salted Caramel Mudslide is one of our most popular vodka cocktails and I was inspired to put a Christmas spin on the classic. Adding peppermint schnapps is just the ticket for a holiday twist.

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peppermint mudslide cocktails in 2 glasses on a plaid tray

Dessert cocktails are my favorite for holiday get togethers. This 4- ingredient mudslide is a sweet and delicious treat to serve for holiday cocktail parties and Christmas get togethers. We also love these Eggnog White Russian cocktails for the holidays.

ingredients for peppermint mudslide

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ice
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • Vodka
  • Peppermint Schnapps
  • Fresh Mint ~ optional garnish

peppermint cocktails on a gray - Christmas truck in background

Step-By-Step Instructions for Peppermint Mudslide:

  • Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker.

pouring bailieys irish cream into a cocktail shaker with ice

  • Use a cocktail jigger to add Baileys Irish Cream.

adding kahlua coffee liqueur to a cocktail shaker

  • Add the same amount of Kahlua.

adding vodka to a cocktail shaker

  • Next, add the same measure of vodka.

adding peppermint schnapps into a cocktail shaker

  • Lastly, add half the amount of peppermint schnapps. 

copper cocktail shaker on a plaid tray

  • Cover the shaker and shake vigorously. 

2 cocktail glasses with crushed ice on a holiday platter

  • Fill cocktail glasses about 3/4 full of crushed ice.

mudslide cocktail in a shaker with ice

  • Remove the cocktail shaker lid. The mixture should be well chilled and frothy.

strainer on top of cocktail shaker

  • Strain mudslide into glasses.

peppermint mudslide cocktails on a tray

  • Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

How to Make Frozen Peppermint Mudslide:

Mudslides also make amazing frozen cocktails. Add all ingredients to a blender and add 2 cups vanilla ice cream. Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses with a straw. You’ll also love these Boozy Shamrock Shakes

This Spiked Iced Tea is also made with peppermint schnapps for a quick and easy cocktail to enjoy for any occasion.

Best Occasions for Peppermint Mudslides:

  • Christmas
  • New Years Eve
  • Holiday Cocktail Parties
  • Date Night In
  • Girls Night Gatherings

More Delicious Holiday Cocktails to Try:

Best Bar Tools: 

  • I love this bar set. It has everything for making wonderful cocktails at home.
  • Microplane Twist & Zest is perfect for juicing and making cool cocktail garnishes.
  • Bamboo Picks for garnishes.
  • This Ice Crusher  is my new favorite thing.  Great if you don’t have an ice maker that crushes ice in your fridge.
  • If you really want to get fancy, this Countertop Ice Maker makes the nugget ice, just like Sonic. 

mudslide cocktail in 2 Christmas glasses

If you are entertaining a houseful of guest or just a few friends this holiday season, add these quick and easy Peppermint Mudslide cocktails to the drink list. They are sure to be a crowd favorite and so easy to make. 


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Peppermint Mudslide

Peppermint Mudslide Cocktails are a quick and easy holiday drink that everyone will love. This dessert cocktail is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baileys cocktail, Christmas mudslide, holiday mudslide, peppermint Irish cream cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 713kcal
Author: Milisa


  • Ice
  • 4 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
  • 4 ounces Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • 4 ounces Vodka
  • 2 ounces Peppermint Schnapps
  • fresh mint for garnish


  • Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add Baileys, Kahlua, vodka and peppermint schnapps.
  • Cover and shake vigorously.
  • Fill glasses 3/4 full of crushed ice and strain mudslide over ice.
  • Garnish with mint if desired.


To Make a frozen mudslide: add all ingredients (except ice) to a blender with 2 cups vanilla ice cream. Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses with straws.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 58g


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing peppermint mudslide recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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