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Polar Bear Shot

The Polar Bear Shot is a popular party shooter with a mint chocolate flavor and crystal clear appearance. It's a fabulous winter drink and you only need two ingredients to make it!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: polar bear shot
Servings: 2 shots
Calories: 86kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 1 oz ​crème de cacao
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps or creme de menthe - see note
  • ice cubes


  • Add 4 or 5 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour crème de cacao and peppermint schnapps into the shaker and cover with the lid.
  • Shake well for 5 to 10 seconds. (Note that shaking longer with make the shot weaker by allowing more ice to melt).
  • Strain the mixture into shot glasses and serve.


  • Creme De Menthe variation: You can substitute creme de menthe instead of schnapps to make a green-colored shot with a similar flavor.
  • Shot Glasses: Chilled shot glasses are a fun way to create an arctic feel. Simply place the shot glasses into the freezer for at least 15 minutes before preparation.


Serving: 1oz shot | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Net Carbs: 11g