Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cocktail

Make yourself a Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cocktail when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Wendy’s Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cocktail


1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps

2 ounces Creme de Cocoa

3 ounces Baileys

4 ounces water

1 Candy cane (crushed for rim)


1.  Place candy cane in a plastic Ziplock bag and smash it into candy cane dust with a hammer. This is especially therapeutic after encountering a sullen 15-year-old female.

2.  Rim two martini glasses with the crushed candy cane pieces. I used simple syrup and was able to rim the glasses early in the day before company arrived, but water works as well.

3.  Add about 6 cubes of ice into a cocktail shaker.

4.  Add the 3 liqueurs and water into the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain mixture into the two prepared glasses and enjoy!

*You can also put these ingredients into a Hydroflask, shake, and enjoy. (Skip the crushed candy cane when using a Hydroflask.) This is especially nice while watching the New Years Eve fireworks at 9 pm on the Nevada side of the the state line.*

Build a Snowman When You Visit Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is open for snow sports!

Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland. Skiers and boarders are flocking to our alpine paradise now that most ski resorts are open for business. Perhaps you would rather spend the day building a snowman. Use this link to find both fee and free sledding options for snow bunnies of every size.

OPEN! Boreal Mountain Resort has a 16″ base on 12/4
OPEN! Diamond has a 21″ base on 12/4
Donner Ski Ranch opens on 12/14.
OPEN! Heavenly has a 39″ base on 12/4 .
Homewood opens December 6th, and has a 15″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Kirkwood has a 56″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Mt. Rose has a 28″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Northstar has a 38″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Sierra has a 43″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Soda Springs has a 40″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Squaw Valley has a 21″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Sugar Bowl has a 27″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Tahoe Donner has a 36″ base on 12/4 .