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Small 8 oz mason jar filled with peppermint vodka.

DIY Peppermint Vodka

Easy DIY peppermint vodka is a fun gift to make this season for white elephant parties or as a Christmas gift for coworkers or friends. This version is so simple! Plus, learn recipes to make with peppermint vodka like a peppermint martini. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cocktail, cocktails, diy christmas gift, peppermint vodka, vodka
Cook Time 10 minutes
Infusing Time 14 days
Servings 12 8 oz jars
Cost $15


  • 12 8 oz jars like these


  • 1.5 cups water distilled or filtered
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 tbsp peppermint extract good quality
  • 9 cups vodka inexpensive


  • Heat water and sugar over medium heat until fully diluted.
  • Let mixture cool, then add peppermint extract, stir.
  • Add vodka to the mixture, stir.
  • Pour into an airtight container (a mason jar works well).
  • Keep it in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks. Make sure to shake it for 10 seconds every 3 days or so to mix fully.