Who wants a cocktail? It’s Friday, and I am excited for a weekend in Stowe, Vermont. This week has been absolutely insane. Busy with work = good, A laptop that will only allow me to open one program at a time = a seriously stressful, frantic experience. I rely SO much on my laptop, and with it acting crazy, I have been kind of lost. There have been lots of tears, lost hours of work, and apologies for being out of touch. I may have thrown a few things. I am just happy to leave it with the Geek Squad for the weekend and to hopefully relax a little.
Last night I decided to make a festive little cocktail utilizing some delicious LA Burdick hot chocolate mix that my friends recently sent. When my nana passed away, I really received an outpouring of love, from cards to the Burdick chocolate and tea, to a gift card to my favorite comfort food place in Boston, Myers + Chang. I’m a lucky girl.
I quickly went through the ingredients I had in the house and decided to make a Peppermint Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini. Sounds festive, right?
Like I usually do, I made the cocktail recipe up as I went along.
LA Burdick dark hot chocolate mix
vanilla almond milk
I started by making the hot chocolate. Perhaps one of the best parts about this gift was the mini whisk that came along with it! I used the vanilla almond milk to make a nice, rich chocolate, then chilled it in the fridge until nice and cold.
When I was ready to whip up the cocktail, I got out two martini glasses and decorated them with a bit of cocoa powder. I love how easy it is to add a decorative rim to glasses. I just coated the edge in peppermint extract and then dunked them into a plate of cocoa powder.
I mixed about 3/4 cup of hot chocolate with a tablespoon of peppermint extract and a couple shots of vodka, added ice, shook it up, and then poured.
Overall, these cocktails were delicious, but I definitely went a little heavy on the peppermint. I would cut it in half next time. Whew, it was minty!
I would love to make these again with crushed candy cane on the glasses and perhaps Baileys as a nice, creamy addition.
Have a great weekend!
Do you have a favorite wintry or holiday cocktail?