Peppermint Bark Shots

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We eagerly await peppermint bark season every year. These shots capture the essence of the beloved treat but with an extra kick of booze. Sweet, minty, and creamy, but beware: they go down smooth yet pack a punch just like any other shot.

For holiday gatherings, it’s smart to prepare these drinks ahead of time so you can simply pour them when guests arrive. Store the mixture in the freezer to keep it nice and cold for serving. You can also prep the shot glasses in advance by garnishing them and keeping them in the refrigerator. While we used white chocolate for the rims, feel free to swap in semisweet chocolate if you prefer the classic bark flavor.

When it comes to white chocolate liqueur, we highly recommend Godiva’s version. It strikes a perfect balance of sweetness with a subtle vanilla undertone that complements the peppermint schnapps beautifully. If you experiment with another brand, be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!

Peppermint Bark Shots

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • 1 mini candy cane crushed
  • 4 ounces white chocolate liqueur chilled
  • 3 ounces vodka chilled
  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps chilled


  • Step 1: Melt the chocolate chips in a small heatproof bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Dip the rims of 4 shot glasses into the melted chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Freeze for 1 minute to set the chocolate.
  • Step 2: In a large measuring glass or pourable container, mix the liqueur, vodka, and peppermint schnapps together. Divide the mixture among the prepared shot glasses and serve.

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