One of our favorite holiday traditions is choosing our Christmas tree. We meet family friends, pack a large thermos of hot chocolate and kids and adults carry cups of the steaming beverage as we search for the perfect tree. The adults usually add a shot of peppermint schnapps to their libation, but this year I mixed up Peppermint Froth to accompany our hot chocolate and tree hunt.


1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce peppermint schnapps
1/2 ounce agave syrup
1/2 ounce cream

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.

Recipe adapted from Holiday Entertaining Essentials