Nothing says “happy holidays” like peppermint and chocolate. This yummy drink is easy to make and sure to be a guest favorite.
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1tsp peppermint syrup
- 2oz double chocolate vodka
- 2oz Baileys Irish Cream (Original)
- 1 piece chocolate
*This recipe is based off the ”Noshing with the Nolands” Chocolate Mint Martini recipe.
Makes: 1 serving
Pour the half and half into a glass. Stir in the peppermint syrup. Measure out the 2oz double chocolate vodka and the 2oz Baileys Irish Cream in the shaker.
Then add the half and half peppermint mixture to the shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake.
Pour into martini glass. Using a potato peeler, shave chocolate onto the drink for garnish and added flavor.
Time to toast!
- Use an orange on the rim of the glass and then dip it in the chocolate shavings to cover the rim in chocolate
I just love when you can tie food and drinks around a theme! I came across this o-so-haunting of a drink this week and it is a must for any Halloween party!
1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
1 part Vodka (I prefer Belvedere or Ketle One)
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
Grenadine (I prefer Rose’s Grenadine)
Orange slice for garnish
Smucker’s Magic Shell (Optional)
Draw a chocolate web into a martini glass. To avoid the chocolate dripping you can use a toothpick or knife to help it stay in place. Place the glass in the freezer and chill.
Remove from freezer right before serving.
Pour the vodka, Midori Melon Liqueur, and lemon juice into the cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into the frozen glass. To add a spooktacular blood effect, drizzle grenadine down the side of the glass.
Then garnish the glass with a chocolate dipped orange slice. My “cheat” way to do this is to use the Smucker’s Magic Shell. It hardens instantly and is mess free!
Enjoy! Happy Halloween!
One of my fave parts of the summer is all the yummy beverages. You know when bar’s break out Coronas & bloody mary’s, summer is here! Now I love tomato soup but I’m not the biggest tomato juice fan – something about having it cold throws me off. Well the Alphabet City Michelada is the solution to getting the heat of a spicy bloody mary but still the smoothness of a light beer. It also isn’t nearly as heavy as a bloody mary that is practically a meal in a glass. This Michelada does not include tomato juice or clamato. It is such an easy recipe and makes all the difference in your beverage. Cheers!
- 1 Corona, Sol, Modelo, or Pacifico
- Original Red Tabasco Sauce
- Rock Salt / Sea Salt
- 1 Lime
- Old Bay Seasoning
Slice the lime into wedges. Take one wedge and circle the rim of your glass. Then take the salt and pour it onto a small plate. Then sprinkle some Old Bay Seasoning into the plate as well. Take your cup and place the rim in the salt. Swish it around a couple times until you have a salted rim.
Pour 1 beer into the glass and take that same lime wedge from before and squeeze it into your beer. Then take the Tabasco Sauce and shake it 5-10x into your glass, depending on how spicy you like things. I suggest 5 shakes and then see if you want more after stirring.
Garnish with a fresh lime wedge on the rim and you are done! So easy, so yummy! Def my drink of summer 2012.
Who doesn’t love seasonal food items? I get so excited when its pumpkin time! Well now, thanks to Torani flavored syrups we don’t have to wait for October for pumpkin beer to hit the shelves. This recipes adds the perfect amount of pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg and allspice to your beverage.
1 tbsp Torani Pumpkin Pie syrup
12oz Belgian White Beer
Makes: 1 glass
Add the Torani Pumpkin Pie syrup to your beer. Stir very lightly or the beer will foam. Enjoy!
- Can add more syrup depending on your sweet tooth
- Mix it up: Try this with one of the 120+ Torani flavored syrups