How to Make a Polar Bear Cocktail

A Polar Bear is one of the cocktails that are so great in taste that it’s hard to stop having these shots, if once started. This amazing cocktail drink is also known to liqueur devotees by two other names; After Eight and Peppermint Paddy because it tastes like After Eight Wafer or York Peppermint Pattie. This is basically a mint chocolate concoction as it is a mix of chocolate and peppermint. These ingredients make Polar Bear Cocktail not only different from the rest of cocktails, but also full of flavour. The Polar Bear Cocktail is a great choice for parties which are held during winter as it will double the fun with its minty taste. Therefore, this drink is quite famous in colder regions of the world.

The Polar Bear Cocktails includes just two ingredients, which are creme de cacao and peppermint schnapps. However, this is not the only version of the Polar Bear Cocktail, as there are numerous variations available which are made by replacing its regular ingredients. Crème de menthe, vodka, blue curacao, 7-up soda and some other items are considered as popular substitutes of Polar Bear Cocktail’s regular ingredients.

However, if you are looking to make a regular and the best version of Polar Bear Cocktail then read on this piece of writing in order to taste this cold weather drink in a shot glass.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail Shaker & Shot Glass
– 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
– 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps


  • 1

    Take a cocktail shaker and pour all the liqueurs (white creme de cacao & peppermint schnapps) in it.

  • 2

    The cocktail shaker must be filled with ice.

  • 3

    Then, shake the mixture well.

  • 4

    After shaking this mixture well, strain it into a shot glass. This cocktail can also be served in a shot glass without ice or in a rocks glass.

  • 5

    To garnish Polar Bear Cocktail you can use a mint leaf.

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