These crowd-pleasing sips are as good for you as they are delicious!
Peppermint Patty Perfection:
3/4 oz. chocolate vodka
3/4 oz. green crème de menthe
1/3 cup vanilla creamer or melted vanilla bean ice cream
Melted dark chocolate (optional)
In shaker with ice, combine first 3 ingredients. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Drizzle melted dark chocolate in spiral shape on top of drink, if desired. Garnish with mini peppermint patty and mint sprig. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
Bonus! The menthol oils in crème de menthe boost alertness
Almond Joy Bliss:
2 tsp. chocolate syrup, optional
1 1/2 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. white-chocolate liqueur
1 oz. amaretto liqueur
1 tsp. cream of coconut
Pour 2 tsp. chocolate syrup into martini glass rimmed with shredded coconut, if desired. In shaker with ice, combine remaining ingredients. Shake well and strain into glass. Garnish with whipped cream and whole almond. Serve immediately.
Bonus! Amaretto’s oleic acid lowers cholesterol