Naughty or Nice?
We have a couple friends who get off work late on Thursday nights. Another couple likes to come over after the little one goes to sleep and the sitter is safely planted on the couch. In both cases, they have dinner beforehand, and often arrive at our place with a craving for a sweet.
We created this holiday cocktail just for them, for our after-dinner happy hours. Neither couple actually visited this Thursday, but we were thinking of them, so we shook up a batch till ice crystals formed on top. Before sipping the indulgent dessert drinks, we made a toast to our friends while holiday lounge re-mixes (and classics) spilled into the living room. "Wish you were here!"
Every restaurant has a version of a Chocolate cocktail or Mudslide, and too often, the bartender adds cream. Blech. This is our clean, sophisticated version of a holiday dessert in a glass.
Your hosts, Gary and Shelly
: Muddy Mint Slide
1 oz. vodka
Shake over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate mints (like Junior Mints) speared with an olive pick.
Make it virgin: Skip all the ingredients above, except the mints. Make some chocolate milk. Add a dash of peppermint extract. Shake over ice and serve up.
Be smart, safe, and healthy. Drink in moderation. Don't drink and drive. We thank you.
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