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Peppermint Mocha Hot Cocktails

November, 2011 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Nothing rings in the holidays quite like smell and taste of  peppermint.  As a child I used to sneak candy canes from the tree and hide them in my room to enjoy when I really should have been sleeping, and up until recently, I would fill our luggage with these holiday gems every time we visited the US to ensure we had them as part of our London festivities.  As we face our second Christmas in the US, I still hold a special love for peppermint and, can’t help but fill my shopping bags with these red and white sweets every time the holidays approach.

For some people eggnog rings in the holiday cheer, in our home, it is a peppermint cocktail.  This year I am going the simple route, giving up infusing vodka with candy canes for something readily prepared and simple to reach for when my the holiday spirit needs a little boost.  If you love a peppermint mocha latte, you will love this ……..

 

The Peppermint Mocha Kahlúa Hot Cocktail

  • 2 parts Milk
  • 1 part Drinking Chocolate Powder
  • 1 part Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha
  • Chocolate syrup

Directions:  Drizzle chocolate syrup inside the rim of the glass so that the whole of the glass is dripping with chocolate.  Pour milk into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer, and then whisk in the drinking chocolate. Simmer for 30 seconds while stirring before adding the Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha and removing from heat.  Pour into your glasses and  garnish with  marshmallows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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