The Peppermint Pattitini – Perfect Holiday Cocktail!

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Here is Christmas cocktail perfect for parties and toasting the New Year too.  Cheers and enjoy!

Please remember to always drink responsibly.


Nielsen-Massey Peppermint Pattitini


  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Half & half or cream
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon hot cocoa mix (i.e. Ghiradelli Premium Hot Cocoa)
  • ¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Tahitian Extract (Madagascar or Mexican if preferred)
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Mini candy cane


  • Add all ingredients except the syrup in a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a swirl of chocolate syrup and candy cane.

* for a fun twist, swirl chocolate syrup in martini glasses, then place in freezer for 5-10 minutes
** garnish with a sprig of fresh peppermint for more holiday cheer

Serves 2

About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar and Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Beans.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also has a line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are Allergen-Free and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.




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