Did Someone Say Chocolate Peppermint Martinis?

Okay it was me. I said it.  Want one? I’m obsessed with peppermint and snowflakes this Christmas. I don’t know, maybe it has something to do with the fact that it never snows here,(well,  over 30 some years ago it once snowed here in south Florida, (but I was 10 and lived in Ohio) and I’m longing for the magic and nostalgia of Christmas. What better way to capture the spirit than decorating my place with snowflakes, enjoying the cool mint flavor of a chocolate peppermint martini? Anything goes with chocolate! Even ants. But I’d rather have a chocolate peppermint martini.

Your holiday guests will enjoy these, guaranteed.  Just make sure you don’t make Aunt Irene’s too strong, because I promise you, she will be begging for seconds.  Remember, she’s already had a hip replacement, and nobody likes a trip to the ER during the holiday season!

What you will need: (if making more than one at a time, remember it’s (mostly) equal parts of everything, or you can cut back or be generous with certain ingredients. *wink wink*)

1.) 1 oz. Vodka

2.) 1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps

3.) Chocolate Syrup ( for star in bottom of glass. I usually pour my syrup in a plastic squeeze bottle with a small opening.)

4.) 1 oz. of Milk (half and half , Silk for the lactose intolerant, or try Coffee Mate Peppermint Mocha creamer that is what I use.)

5.) 1/2 oz. of Baileys Chocolate Mint Liquer

6.) Finely crushed peppermint candies, small candy canes, Andes peppermint candies, or Ghirardelli peppermint bark, and Whipped Cream (for garnish)

7. Ice

8. Martini Shaker

Moisten martini rim and dip in crushed peppermint candies. With chocolate syrup make a Star at the bottom and sides of the glass.  Add ice and pour all ingredients into martini shaker and shake well. Strain into martini glass and garnish with whipped cream and your favorite peppermint candies (ie Ghirardelli peppermint bark, Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses, Andes peppermint pieces or a small candy cane.)

Cheers!

Happy Holidays from my (small) kitchen to yours!

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15 Comments

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    Thank you for posting this!
    As soon as I get over my cold, I’m making these. 😛 ::: slurp! :::

     
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    I wanna see a vlog Jean! Santa cap and all! I hope you feel better soon.

     
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    Love peppermint! I haven’t had a martini before, but it’s never too late to start. Yummmm! It doesn’t snow too often here either and I decorate with snowmen to help. Sounds like your snowflakes! Guess we are trying to bring the mojo. Ha.

     
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      Angelia, you should try them! They are delish. I’m already planning on drinking them Christmas morning….and afternoon…and evening. lol. Very sweet, like liquid dessert, but so worth it. I’ll worry about the lbs after the holidays.~

       
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    Sherri, I was in your neck of the woods (Cougartown to be specific) for a couple of weeks basking in the warm glow of the sun. I return to my home & native land and immediately get hit with a snowstorm that dumped over 1.5 metres of snow in 3 days. It has since turned rock hard and is immune to all but diamond-tipped jackhammers. Apparently, there may be just as much to come.

    Now that I’ve finally dug myself out, I fire up your Florida based website and see snowflakes falling across my screen as if it were a deliberate attempt to taunt me.

    I’m even happier than usual.

     
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      Add to that total another 25-30 cm or so of snow that fell last night.

       
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      Hahaha I think there was literally a Cougar Convention going on in Miami…if that’s where you were visiting. My brother in law and niece were in town that same weekend also from my home state looking at law schools for my niece and we trekked down to Miami so she could meet one of her friends and we had dinner @ Capital Grille. Anyway, who knows we could have easily passed one another on a street (but I highly doubt it.) I never did find the Cougar Convention though. It was probably on a little more North of us on South Beach! That would have been a sight to see. Truly video blog worthy!

       
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        Cougartown, according to the ABC show of the same name, is Sarasota (or just south of it). Although, I’m sure many places in southern Florida qualify.

        I pretty much stick to the Gulf Coast. But if there’s a major Cougar Convention in Miami, maybe I’ll sign up for next year’s convention. I just love those cougars!!!

         
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      I use metric just to confuse/annoy Americans. Wait a minute. You’re a nurse. Don’t nurses use metric? And don’t you remember the 1976 Schoolhouse Rock on metric?

      As for the numbers, I got at least 175 cm or 1.75 metres (See how easy metric units convert.) of snow this year which is 5.74 feet or 68.88 inches. (See how awkward Imperial unit conversion is.) A town 20 minutes away has got over 2 metres which is 6.56 feet.

      It’s not even officially winter yet and that’s more snowfall than all of last year combined. Some of it has compacted a bit, but most of it is has gone nowhere. We’re just pushing the stuff around. You can come here and take some snow home with you, if you’re missing it that much.

       
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    As soon as i saw vodka you’d sold this to me. lol

     
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    Oh my goodness, I just found this recipe…and I want to make these NOW. It shouldn’t matter that it’s no longer the Christmas season, right?!! 🙂

     
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    Yummy! Thank you

     

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