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I dream up and experiment with cocktail recipes. Then I share my favorite every Monday. Give something a try if it sounds good to you. If you stick with me, every week will include a flavor adventure.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cool Cocoa

Liquid peppermint chocolate. You’ll be ready to stand under the mistletoe after this one.



Ingredients:

Godiva liqueur
Soft peppermints
Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
Milk
Raw  sugar
Water
Peppermint extract

Prepare chocolate sauce the night before by mixing 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder with ¾ cup raw sugar and ¾ cup milk in a small sauce pot. Stir and boil chocolate mixture for 1 minute then refrigerate until ready to use. Shave soft peppermint candies (pillows) with a sharp knife, then chop and grind until a powder. Place ½ tablespoon of powdered mint in a small glass with ½ teaspoon hottest tap water and stir to dissolve. Add 2 tablespoons Godiva liqueur. In separate small glass mix 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce and 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract. Pour minty Godiva in cordial glass then pour in minty chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with peppermint pillow shavings. Serve with swizzle for stirring. Go kiss someone!

NEXT WEEK: Apricot Eggnog