Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

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Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail is an easy and delicious bourbon cocktail recipe everyone loves! This bold blend of bourbon, Kahlua, peppermint schnapps, and vodka packs a punch perfect for any occasion, whether you’re kicking back after a long day or hosting a gathering with friends. Let’s break it down.

Fall, football, and bourbon all go together so wonderfully. Use good bourbon, and it’ll be smooth. Bourbon has a complex flavor profile. Even if you’re not a bourbon drinker, you’ll like this simple drink.

How does the apocalypse taste? It’s a smooth sip of bourbon meets the rich sweetness of Kahlua, while the peppermint schnapps add a refreshing kick. The vodka rounds out the flavors, adding a subtle depth that ties it all together.

Bourbon cocktail with Schnapps, Vodka and Kahlua.

Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail

Bourbon has a rich and robust flavor, so any drink you have will inevitably have that strong flavor. It’s most often associated with colder months, but it can be enjoyed all year. I made Fizzy Bourbon Lemonade and Raspberry Peach Bourbon Smash just for the warm weather months!

When a fancy-sounding cocktail is easy to make, you have a win-win situation! And this one is insanely easy to make. You need four simple ingredients, ice, and a glass.

You can shake this in a cocktail shaker or add the ingredients to your glass and stir. Easy peasy!

Cocktail Tips:

  1. Choose Quality Ingredients: Since this cocktail relies on a few key flavors, it’s essential to use high-quality spirits. Opt for your favorite bourbon, a rich Kahlua, and a peppermint schnapps that delivers a true minty punch.
  2. Keep it Cool: Serve your Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail over ice for a refreshing chill that enhances the flavors. You can also shake it up with ice in a cocktail shaker for a frosty finish.
  3. Garnish with Flair: Garnish each drink with a fresh mint leaf or a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a touch of elegance.

Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail FAQ

Q: Can I substitute any of the ingredients? A: While the beauty of cocktails lies in experimentation, swapping out key ingredients like bourbon or Kahlua will alter the flavor profile significantly. Stick to the recipe for the best results.

Q: Is this cocktail strong? A: With a mix of bourbon, Kahlua, peppermint schnapps, and vodka, this cocktail certainly packs a punch. Sip responsibly and enjoy in moderation.

Q: Can I make a non-alcoholic version? A: Absolutely! Simply omit the alcohol and substitute with brewed coffee for a flavorful mocktail that’s just as satisfying.

What bourbon should I use?

Whatever suits your taste and budget. I prefer smooth bourbons and recommend choosing a good quality bourbon such as Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, or Buffalo Trace.

If you love a bourbon cocktail, this Apocalypse Cocktail will surely become a new favorite.


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The Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail is a force to be reckoned with. Its bold flavors and smooth finish make it a standout choice for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or a newcomer to the scene, this drink is sure to impress. So gather your ingredients, mix up a batch, and raise a glass to the start of a fantastic evening. Cheers!

Please remember that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.


bourbon cocktail in a highball glass.

Apocalypse Bourbon Cocktail

This bold blend of bourbon, Kahlua, peppermint schnapps, and vodka packs a punch perfect for any occasion, whether you're kicking back after a long day or hosting a gathering with friends. Let's break it down.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 servings
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  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • ¾ ounce Kahlua
  • 1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 ounce Vodka


  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice.
  • Add all the ingredients to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into glass over ice. Garnish as desired.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 21g | Iron: 1mg
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I updated this post from an earlier version dated November 16, 2012. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.


  1. 5 stars
    I need something green to make it a Zombie Apocalypse Cocktail! Thanks for sharing–it will be on the menu for New Year's Eve. I found you through Crafty Spice's Blog Hop!

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