Review: Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

Review: Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Bottle Shot (HIRES)Ho ho ho! What’s Santa want next to the fireplace? Not another peppermint candy but rather a peppermint-flavored vodka. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist isn’t just a mint-flavored spirit, it’s all wrapped up and ready for your holiday partying.

Let’s give this flavored vodka a holiday-centric spin, shall we?

The nose is all candy canes, and that’s not just the bottle wrap telegraphing things: fresh peppermint, with subtle sweetness underpinning the racy spice. The body’s a smooth operator, offering sweet peppermint candy with a gentle warmth to it. It’s simple and uncomplicated — which is probably what you want from a bottle designed to look like a holiday candy. The finish is quite lasting and appropriately evocative of wintertime. Peppermint flavored spirits aren’t a tough nut to crack, to be honest, but with Peppermint Twist, Smirnoff’s got as good a handle on it as anyone.

P.S. Don’t miss the scratch-and-sniff bottle wrap!

60 proof.


Smirnoff Peppermint Twist




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Deb on December 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    The scratch and sniff on the bottle has been so much fun. People can’t believe the bottle smells like peppermint

  2. Claire on November 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm


  3. Janet Johnson on November 22, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Wish me luck! I’m serving iced Smirnoff Peppermint Twist for a Christmas Eve toast, followed by Flaming Ice Cream Snowballs and chocolate Midnight Bliss Cake. . . . .and, looking forward to the ‘scratch and sniffing.’ Will we want coffee?

  4. Mike Scunt on July 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Great with Quaalude

  5. Chaz DeSimone on December 12, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Surprisingly pure peppermint flavor balance perfectly with just the right amount of alcohol. Taste like schnappes. I enjoy it best as a shot drunk straight at room temperature, and also in my coffee with cream. Perfect flavor and very affordable. What sold me was the packaging and it’s topped off by a pinwheel of peppermint on the top of the cap.

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