Making peppermint flavored coffee is too easy. Expensive peppermint syrup not necessary.
It's easy as throwing a half of stick of peppermint candy cane or the year round available Brach's peppermint candy in your cup of coffee and stir or (in my case, I did it in the microwave, melted a little quicker). I also decided to make it cold.
If you want to make it festive or just dress it up a little, put a little broken up peppermint or sprinkling sugar around the rim. I just happened to have peppermint sugar :]
Of course, if you want to make it mocha.. stir in a little cocoa with your milk or maybe drizzle a little chocolate in?