Peppermint Schnapps is sooo good in the winter months for baking with or just sneaking some nips into your hot chocolate to warm the bones. There are plenty of different Schnapps out there that you can purchase, we like Bols Peppermint Schnapps ($15) for a quick fix, but to get really yummy peppermint flavor you have to make your own. Here's a recipe that if made this weekend, will be ready by the holidays for your drinking pleasure. Grab one bunch of washed, fresh peppermint leaves. Fill a glass jar about 1/3 the way full of the fresh peppermint and then fill the rest of the jar with un-flavored vodka. Let it sit in a cool, dark place for a week to two weeks depending on how minty you like your schnapps. Once it's done steeping, strain into a new glass container and you'll be ready to add the schnapps to all of your holiday recipes.
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