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Boozy Caffè Mocha

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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.

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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.

Minty Caffè Mocha

Minty Caffè Mocha

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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • hot water
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoon Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoon white creme de menthe
  • whipped cream
  • candy cane
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Instructions

  • 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.
  • Minty Caffè Mocha
  • Put in a candy cane and serve the boozy caffè mocha at once.
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