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