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Holiday Cocktail Recipes: The Mint Chocolate Martini

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday December 14, 201113 comments

For those who like mint chocolate, I am about to blow your mind. 

Here we have mint chocolate with a splash of Irish cream liqueur and vanilla vodka all mixed together in a chocolate and sprinkle garnished martini glass.  Delicious much? 

I love this cocktail recipe for a party, or as just a fabulous late afternoon or after dinner drink.  It's the perfect blend of sophistication and total fun! 

What you'll need: 

1 ounce Irish Cream ( I used Carolan's Irish Cream from our Eggnog Martini Recipe, courtesy of Carolan's)
1/2 ounce Vanilla Vodka

1 cup milk 
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp sugar 
1 tsp vanilla 
OR 2 tbsp chocolate syrup 
 Mint Leaves 

For Garnishing Glass: 
Mint chocolate

The Prep: Garnishing the glass

Step 1: Melt mint chocolate in bowl.
Step 2: Dipping glass upside down in the melted chocolate, turn so that the top of your glass is rimmed in mint chocolate. 
Step 3: On the glass' side, roll all the way around in a bowl of sprinkles. You may need to just press the sides into the sprinkles as well. 

Step 1: Using a mortar and pestle, lightly bruise around 5-6 mint leaves. If you don't have a mortar and pestle handy, you can tear a few of the leaves in half. 

Step 2: Pour milk into saucepan, add cocoa and sugar. Heat on medium-high and stir often. 

Tip: Swap 2 tsbp of chocolate syrup for the cocoa and sugar. 

Step 3: Add vanilla and mint leaves. Continue to stir. Try whisking the mixture as well to add some frothiness. 

Tip: You don't need to bring this mixture to a boil, but it should be fairly hot so that the mint flavour is infused into the chocolate milk. 

Step 4: Add shot of Irish cream and vanilla vodka. Then add the hot chocolate-mint mixture. 

Tip: You may want to strain out the mint leaves in the mixture first. I did this and then used a laddle to pour the chocolate-mint mix. 

I liked this cocktail warm- like an even delicious-er version of a hot chocolate! However, if chilled n' cool is more your cocktail style, simply pour all the ingredients (vodka, Irish cream and mint hot chocolate) into a cocktail shaker first with a couple of ice cubes, shake and pour into martini glass!
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on December 16, 2011  Suelyn  2,249 said:

Yummy drink.

on December 14, 2011  amyknows  2,352 said:

@Ali de Bold : It's five o'clock somewhere. ;)

I can't wait to try this! :) <3

on December 14, 2011  Lynn hall  3,007 said:

You sure did blow my mind Alexandra!! delicious

on December 14, 2011  petitechouxx  2,859 said:


on December 14, 2011  Riya  915 said:

This is genius.... simply genius!!!!!

on December 14, 2011  mamaluv  STAFF said:

Uh oh, Mama's gonna be tipsy tonight! I'll try to restrain myself until Daddy's home from work at least...

on December 14, 2011  Aliza  13,970 said:

Such a gorgeous drink!

on December 14, 2011  Bren  25,292 said:

These are so pretty I just seen on tv they made a holiday drink and rimmed the glass with finely crushed candy canes.This looks so elegant though good job!

on December 14, 2011  LadyChick234234  3,701 said:

OMG DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!

on December 14, 2011  LadyFlash  8,805 said:

Mmmm yum! I love mint and chocolate together :)

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