White Christmas
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White Christmas
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The White Christmas cocktail is a decadent and festive drink, capturing the essence of the holiday season through its luxurious ingredients. The combination of vodka and chocolate liqueur provides a ... more The White Christmas cocktail is a decadent and festive drink, capturing the essence of the holiday season through its luxurious ingredients. The combination of vodka and chocolate liqueur provides a rich and smooth foundation, while the addition of crème de menthe adds a subtle hint of mint, reminiscent of candy canes. This cocktail is often served in a cocktail glass, and for an extra touch of seasonal cheer, it may be garnished with grated white chocolate, elevating its visual appeal and adding a layer of creamy sweetness that complements the mint-chocolate flavor profile. The White Christmas is an ideal choice for those looking to indulge their sweet tooth and embrace the yuletide spirit in a single, elegant beverage.
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White chocolate
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23.33% | 1.05 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

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White Christmas is a festive concoction where vodka and chocolate liqueur meet the crispness of crème de menthe. This cocktail is a holiday in a glass, offering a decadent, minty chocolate flavor that perfectly captures the spirit of the season.

Method
How to make a White Christmas

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
If available and for an extra twist, grate some white chocolate over the top as a garnish, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Strain  ·  Twist  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the White Christmas cocktail?

The White Christmas cocktail is best served chilled in a cocktail glass. Since it's a cold, alcoholic beverage that's shaken, not stirred, prepare it by shaking the ingredients with ice and then straining into the cocktail glass to ensure it is served at an optimal chilled temperature.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish a White Christmas cocktail for festive presentation?

For a festive garnish on a White Christmas cocktail, consider adding a mini candy cane on the rim of the glass or sprinkling crushed peppermint candies over the top. A small sprig of mint or a dusting of grated chocolate can also enhance both the look and the taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a substitute for chocolate liqueur in a White Christmas cocktail?

If you don't have chocolate liqueur, you can substitute it with creme de cacao. It will provide a similar chocolate flavor profile. For a non-alcoholic version, a chocolate syrup mixed with a little water can mimic the consistency and some of the taste but adjust the quantities to avoid overpowering sweetness.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the White Christmas cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the White Christmas can be made by substituting the vodka and chocolate liqueur with non-alcoholic alternatives. Use a non-alcoholic spirit or white grape juice for the vodka, and for the chocolate liqueur, a chocolate syrup diluted with a bit of water or milk can work. Omit the creme de menthe or use a mint syrup for a hint of mint without alcohol.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time to enjoy a White Christmas cocktail?

The White Christmas cocktail, with its festive name and dessert-like qualities, is ideally suited for the holiday season and winter gatherings. Its minty, chocolate profile makes it a delightful choice for Christmas parties, New Year's celebrations, or any cold-weather festivities when you want something unique and thematic to serve.

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