Saturday, December 5, 2009

Peppermint Patty Drinks: Add Alcohol

76 years ago today, Prohibition was officially repealed in the U.S. with the ratification of the 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution. So today's the perfect day to continue my Chocolate Peppermint Bark/Cookie/Ice Cream week with a hit of alcohol. I love Alcoholic Peppermint Patty Drinks. Here are a few ideas. As always, easy and delicious.

Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate Cocktail 1 oz peppermint schnapps
1/2 oz dark crème de cacao
1 tsp crème de menthe
hot chocolate (the best quality chocolate)* (fill the mug)
whipped cream
Garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate sprinkles and a candycane

Pour the liqueurs into a glass mug.
Fill with hot chocolate.
Top with whipped cream.
Garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate sprinkles.

Chocolate Peppermintini

2 1/2 ounces chilled vodka
1/2 ounce chilled peppermint schnapps
1/2 ounce chilled white Creme de Cacao (or Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur)
Junior mints

Mix cold liquor together and shake with ice.
Strain into a martini glass.
Drop a few Junior Mints into the bottom of the glass or garnish the rim with crushed candycanes

Optional: I've used Godiva chocolate liqueur in place of the creme de cacao, and I've also used Chocolate vodka in place of both the vodka and Creme de Cacao. Just different. I'm not a stickler for proportions.

Peppermint Patty on the Rocks

1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz dark crème de cacao
2 oz cream

Pour peppermint schnapps, crème de cacao and cream in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.
Shake by placing a mixing tin over the glass and give it a good shake.

Looking for other drinks to celebrate the repeal of prohibition? Check out DrinkoftheWeek.com

Photo: Candy Cane Martini Glasses from Artland

2 comments:

Bobbi Mumm said...

Janet, even though I'm not much for mixed drinks I had to check this out because you had the best 'teaser' on Twitter. Photos and descriptions are fabulous! Thank you for this.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Bobbi.