Peppermint Frozen Hot Chocolate Martinis

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.

almond milk

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.

The ingredients:

LA Burdick dark hot chocolate mix

vanilla almond milk

peppermint extract



cocoa powder


peppermint extract

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.

hot chocolate

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.

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.

peppermint chocolate

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?

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Tags: chocolate, cocktail, vodka

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I hope you have an AMAZING time in Stowe! xo


  2. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I looove Burdick. Jealous of your VT weekend!!


  3. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Looks like a great cocktail to kick off a fantastic weekend! Have fun!


  4. Jaime’s avatar

    well that sounds delicious!!


  5. Raija’s avatar

    So glad you are finding multiple ways to enjoy the hot chocolate!

    Have a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear about what adventures you will be doing!


  6. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    So yummy!!! I love at home cocktail creations and never would have thought of this one. I, too, have been experimented with peppermint extract. Got some oreos coming up next week!


  7. Megan’s avatar

    That sounds so good. I really love any coffee/hot chocolate-based drinks with a little booze in them during the cold winter months.

    Be careful with that little whisk… mine got rusty pretty quickly. :(


  8. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    Rimmed cocktail glasses always add a bit of flair to the drink, so fun! This looks delicious. And I’m realizing I don’t really have a holiday go-to cocktail… will have to think about that one, ha.


  9. Daisy’s avatar

    a little mint goes a longgg way (I learned this making a peppermint green chocolate pudding pie on st pattys one year.)

    anyways, I would still down this martini!! oh and I especially love that mini whisk.


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