Thirsty Thursday: Choco Mocha Mint Cocktail

By: Kelsey Vala

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It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

‘Tis the season for a warm chocolatey drink spiked with some Christmas spirit! The holidays (and all those ugly-sweater Christmas parties) really wouldn’t be complete without some festive libations. So put on your puffy-painted sweater and join in the reindeer games by whipping up this Choco Mocha Mint Cocktail. Think of it as Irish coffee’s holly-jolly cousin.

Chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps add a touch of sweetness to this warming coffee-based cocktail. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and adorn with crushed candy canes or a fresh mint leaf for the perfect festive touch.

Here’s to some holiday cheer! Bottoms up, folks!

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 4 to 6 ounces hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed candy cane, optional
  • 1 fresh mint leaf, optional

Directions:

In a mug, combine the chocolate liqueur and schnapps and stir. Pour the hot coffee over it, stir and top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of crushed candy cane. (Or for a more elegant presentation, place a fresh mint leaf on the whipped cream.) Good luck trying to get your dinner guests to leave any time soon.

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