The first time I made this cocktail was about 10 years ago, I loved it and my brother had a taste and loved it too. I next made it as a larger serving decanted into a bottle for him as a Christmas gift. Since then I’ve made it sporadically over the years but this is the first time I’ve shared it on here. There aren’t any fancy ingredients but the combination of chocolate, mint, kahlua and Irish cream leads to a silky, indulgent and perfectly festive drink. This would be great on Christmas Eve whilst wrapping presents or even in place of a dessert on Christmas Day – for the adults only of course!
A powerful blender is handy here although not essential but you won’t get such a silky smooth finish without it.
You will need:
200ml of semi skimmed milk
100ml of Irish Cream
75ml of Kahlua
3tbsp of good quality cocoa powder
1 tsp of Peppermint extract
6 After Eight thins
1 handful of ice
Place all of your ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add more peppermint if you need it ( it should be minty enough ). Decorate the inside of your glasses with some chocolate sauce/syrup before pouring your mixture in. Dust with cocoa powder. Serve immediately. There “should” be enough for 4 servings.
It’s the perfect festive drink, you can also make it in advance if you know you have guests arriving and chill in the refrigerator – just be sure to give it a good mix through again before serving.
* Please be sure to drink responsibly. It’s easy to get carried away especially in the festive season.