Hot Peppermint Patty
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Hot Peppermint Patty
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
A great minty warming drink that is best enjoyed on a cold winter night. A great minty warming drink that is best enjoyed on a cold winter night.
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Base ingredient
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Peppermint Schnapps
Garnish
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Chocolate, marshmallow
Alcohol content
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3.33% | 0.9 units *
Details
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Hot
Stirred

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Hot Peppermint Patty is a winter delight, blending the coolness of peppermint schnapps with the warmth of hot chocolate, enhanced by the richness of creme de cacao and creme de menthe. This creamy, soothing cocktail is like a comforting embrace on a chilly evening, perfect for savoring by the fireside.

Method
How to make a Hot Peppermint Patty

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First make hot chocolate as normal with your favourite choice of hot chocolate
Once prepared, add the peppermint schnapps, the dark crème de cacao, and crème de menthe and stir
Top up with whipped cream and sprinkle some chocolate shavings or marshmallows on top as a finishing touch
Serve immediately while warm!

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to combine the ingredients for a Hot Peppermint Patty?

The best way to combine the ingredients for a Hot Peppermint Patty is by first preparing the hot chocolate. Once the hot chocolate is ready and still hot, stir in the Peppermint Schnapps, Creme De Menthe, and dark Creme De Cacao. Ensure you stir well to mix the alcoholic ingredients evenly with the hot chocolate. Serve the mixture in an Irish glass and top with whipped cream.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Hot Peppermint Patty?

A Hot Peppermint Patty is ideally served in an Irish glass. This type of glass is perfect for hot beverages as it's designed to handle the heat and provides a comfortable grip. Additionally, its clear structure allows for the beautiful layering of the drink and whipped cream topping to be displayed.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use regular Creme De Cacao instead of dark Creme De Cacao in a Hot Peppermint Patty?

Yes, you can use regular Creme De Cacao instead of dark Creme De Cacao in a Hot Peppermint Patty. The main difference will be in the color and slightly in taste, as the dark variety offers a more robust chocolate flavor. However, the substitution will not drastically alter the overall flavor of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Hot Peppermint Patty?

To make a non-alcoholic version of a Hot Peppermint Patty, substitute the Peppermint Schnapps and Creme De Menthe with peppermint extract or peppermint syrup to taste. Replace the Creme De Cacao with chocolate syrup. Adjust the proportions to match your preference for sweetness and peppermint flavor, then combine with the hot chocolate and top with whipped cream.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time of year to enjoy a Hot Peppermint Patty?

The Hot Peppermint Patty is ideal for colder months, making it a perfect choice for winter or late fall. Its warm nature and minty chocolate flavor profile provide a cosy feeling, suitable for holiday gatherings, Christmas, or simply as a comforting drink to enjoy by the fire.

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