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.


Godiva liqueur
Soft peppermints
Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
Raw  sugar
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