Polar Bear (cocktail)

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Polar Bear
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Polar Bear cocktail
Type Mixed drink shooter/drink shot
Primary alcohol by volume
Served blended, on the rocks or neat
Classic Polar Bear recipe at DrinksMixer.com
* Polar Bear recipe at CocktailDB

A Polar Bear, After Eight or Peppermint Paddy (a play on Peppermint Pattie) is a mint chocolate cocktail that tastes like a York Peppermint Pattie or an After Eight wafer. It is usually made from crème de cacao and peppermint schnapps, although crème de menthe is a popular substitute.


Polar Bear is usually served cold in a shot glass. The typical ingredients are:

One popular recipe involves shaking all ingredients with crushed ice and serving in a shot glass with a mint leaf as garnish.[1] The drink can also be served in a shot glass without ice, or "on the rocks" in a rocks glass.


  • Polar Bear #2, made with 3 oz. vodka, 1 oz. Blue Curaçao and 7-up soda.[2]
  • Polar Bear #3, an alternate version made with 3 oz. vodka, 1 oz. lime juice and 7-Up[3]
  • Polar Bear #4, Polar Bear using creme de cacao and creme de menthe. This can either be layered or made in a cocktail shaker[4]
  • Polar Bear Cooler, using 2 oz. dark rum, 1 oz. red vermouth, 1 oz. lime juice, 1/2 orange juice, and 312 oz. 7-Up. Pour into a Collins glass filled with broken ice and add a spiral of lemon. Garnish with an orange wedge and cherry. Serve with straws.[5]
  • Polar Bear in a Blizzard, made with 1 oz. white chocolate cream liqueur, 1 oz. peppermint schnapps liqueur, and 1 oz. vodka
  • Polar Bear Drink, made with 1 shot vodka, 1 shot Blue Curacao and Sprite to fill.[6]
  • Czechoslovak Polar Bear / Lední medvěd, a shot of vodka in a glass of Champagne,

gradations:, *V2 (German pronunciation: "Fau tsvay") - two shots of vodka in champagne

  • Soyuz 3 - 3 shots of vodka in champagne.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Classic Polar Bear recipe
  2. ^ Polar Bear recipe using vodka, Blue Curacao, and 7-up
  3. ^ Polar Bear using vodka, lime juice, and 7-Up
  4. ^ Polar Bear recipe using creme de cacao and creme de menthe
  5. ^ Polar Bear Cooler using dark rum, red vermouth, lime juice, orange juice and 7-Up
  6. ^ Polar Bear Drink Recipe