Christmas Cocktail Recipe: The Snow Day


This Christmas cocktail is a fun and festive sip for the holidays! Make a Snow Day and clink glasses with friends at your next holiday gathering.

Christmas cocktail

Cheers, friends! When the holidays roll around I love to experiment with both classic Christmas cocktails and unusual, off-the-beaten-path recipes.

This is probably one of the latter: The Snow Day!

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Christmas cocktail

HOliday and Christmas Cocktail Ideas

We love a celebratory sip around here! Sharing cocktails with friends is one of my favorite things to do.

That’s probably why we’re known around our neighborhood as the house with a stocked bar and an open door.

It’s not always about the cocktail (although I do truly love playing mixologist). It’s about the togetherness. Hearing the laughter or chatter of neighbors over the clink of ice hitting a glass, or learning about a certain cocktail that plays a sentimental role in a friend’s life, or introducing a new drink in the midst of great conversation.

If you love those vibes as much as I do, I rounded up a few other cocktails to add to your list as well.

We’ll get to the Snow Day in a bit, but first be sure to pin your favorites from the list below.

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How to Make a Snow Day Cocktail

Okay, so what exactly is a Snow Day cocktail?

It’s the perfect chilly, frosty, pepperminty holiday sip, that’s what!

It’s actually a take on a peppermint piña colada, bringing the minty freshness of peppermint to the classic tropical flavors of a piña colada.

This cocktail is refreshing, crisp, and totally unexpected.


  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 oz piña colada mix
  • 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz rum

Add ice, mix, schnapps, and rum to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

The Snow Day looks particularly pretty with some garnish — check out our pretty cranberry garnish how-to below.

Christmas cocktail

Garnish Ideas for Christmas Cocktails

Of course, you could just put a candy cane in the glass and call it good. And that would actually be pretty cute.

But! To elevate the look of your Christmas cocktail, I love the idea of adding a garnish that’s a little more sophisticated.

Sugared cranberries (here’s my go-to recipe for them!) look particularly lovely sprinkled in the Snow Day. You could also add a sprig of mint to play on the peppermint flavors, or go way over the top and add a peppermint candy ribbon.

There’s no wrong way to garnish this pretty Christmas cocktail, so have fun! xoxo

Christmas cocktail
Christmas cocktail

Christmas Cocktail: The Snow Day

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This Christmas cocktail is a fun and festive sip for the holidays! Make a Snow Day and clink glasses with friends at your next holiday party.


  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 oz pina colada mix
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

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