Minty Mocha Minty Mocha

I love chocolate especially the mint-flavored ones. And I love coffee. Put those two favorites in one drink and I’m a happy person. Add some booze and I’ll probably get giggly. Add two kinds of booze then drop a candy cane into the mug to stir the coffee with and it is irresistible. Which was exactly what happened when I came across the minty mocha drink at Serious Eats yesterday. Irresistible. I just had to try making it.

I bought a box of candy canes with the intention of hanging them up on the Christmas tree. They were individually wrapped and well sealed and I thought that the ants would never know they’re there. But the ants found them right on the kitchen island even before I could hang them up the tree. The ants ate their way inside the box. Fortunately, I discovered them before they could start eating the individual wrappers of the candies. I threw out the box and into the fridge went the candy canes. We’ve been making drinks with them since. Speedy made a pink-colored cocktail drink with them the other day but it was too strong and I suggested we tweak it some more before posting the recipe on the blog.

Yesterday, I used more candy canes to make minty mocha. Want to try it? Here’s how I made mine.


  • hot water
  • 1 tsp. of cocoa powder, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • 1/2 c. of strong hot coffee
  • 2 tbsps. of Kahlua
  • 2 tbsps. of white creme de menthe
  • whipped cream
  • candy cane


  1. Pour half a cup of hot water into a mug.
  2. Stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
  3. Pour in the coffee, Kahlua coffee liqueur and white creme de menthe. Stir.
  4. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  5. Put in a candy cane and serve at once.

Preparation time: 3 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Connie Veneracion

Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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