The Polar Bear cocktail is made using vodka, peppermint schnapps and cream. It's a creamy cocktail that tastes exactly like a York Peppermint Pattie or an After Eight wafer. The history of this cocktail is shrouded in mystery. Some says it was invented at The Park Avenue Country Club, while others believe that it was created by an individual named Frank Meier. All that's certain is that this drink has been around for at least four generations.
Some people think this drink tastes like a gingerbread cookie, while others find it to be refreshing on a hot summer day. Regardless of what you taste, there are many ways to make this cocktail your own - by adding lemon or lime juice, cranberry juice, or even ginger syrup to the mix!
½ ounce crème de menthe
¾ ounce vermouth
2 ounces mezcal
3-4 drops celery bitters
Mint sprig for garnish (optional)
Lemon wheel for garnish (optional)
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the crème de menthe, vermouth, Mezcal, and celery bitters.
2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
3. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with the optional mint sprig and lemon wheel.