The first Saturday in December is usually the day that Ryan and I awake early in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast, get bundled up, grab our saw and head to a local Christmas tree farm to cut down our Christmas tree. It is a tradition that I have come to love over the last few years. This year was bar far one of the coldest and by the time that we got home, our fingers and toes were numb and the heater just wasn’t warming us up. That is where these Peppermint Patty Cocktails came into play. Warm, chocolatey and minty, they made the perfect addition to our tree decorating day.
I still remember my first Peppermint Patty. On a cold night shortly after I turned 21, a bartender at the bar a few of us servers would go to after work approached our table and asked “Can I start you with a cocktail, maybe a Peppermint Patty?” My immediate thought was, “Is she offering me candy?” Since I figured that wasn’t right, I asked what it was. She replied “Just think a minty hot chocolate for adults”. Mint? Chocolate? SOLD! When I took my first sip, the chocolate and minty peppermint schnapps warmed me right up. It was like Christmas in a cup and each year I make myself at least one.
These would make a great addition to any Christmas party. Go easy on the schnapps if it is a work affair. On second thought, you may want to add just a little bit more. Enjoy!
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Fluffy scrambled eggs with peppered bacon and chives. A childhood favorite kicked up.
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Fish coated in panko, fried until golden and dunked in a spicy Cajun tartar sauce.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches kicked up with bbq sauce, chicken, red onions and cilantro.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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