Peppermint is one of the iconic tastes of the holiday season. But when it’s mixed with smooth chocolate? Now, that’s just a match made in dessert heaven.
Chocolate and mint are no strangers to each other. In fact, we’ve devoted an entire roundup to how much we love the two dessert combos together. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate peppermint bars and of course, Fannie May Mint Meltaways. The candy treat is the perfect amount of rich chocolate and mint into one little bite. Can you stop at just one? Didn’t think so.
For the holidays, Fannie May released their own holiday version of the mint meltaway. The traditional green and brown candies are coated in white chocolate, and covered in red and green sprinkles. How cute are they? The tasty candy treat inspired me to put my mixology hat on (if you’re curious, my mixology hat is a bowler hat, although fedoras and newsboy caps are also acceptable), and got to mixing. The result is a smooth, creamy cocktail that’s as beautiful as it is delicious – just like the mint meltaway itself!
Although the holiday mint meltaway is white, I wanted to pay homage to the classic year-round meltaway, which is why I went for a green cocktail. I used white chocolate liqueur (which isn’t that easy to find, so you may have to check a few liquor stores), and green creme de menthe. The resulting color was a lot lighter (and more bluish?) than I was expecting, so feel free to add some green food coloring to get a more rich green color. The splash of half-and-half gave it more of a rich taste while diluting some of the booze.
This drink can be served at a Christmas cocktail party, or for dessert. Or if you are just looking for a delicious treat to whip up together while baking cookies or listening to Christmas carols! Be sure to keep the actual mint meltaways close by; they make the perfect cocktail garnish or in-between-sip treat.
- 10 ounces white chocolate liqueur
- 10 ounces creme de menthe (I used the green version)
- 4 ounces half-and-half
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Red and green sprinkles, for garnish
- Fannie May Mint Meltaways, for garnish
Combine all of your ingredients into a big cocktail shaker with ice. Add green food coloring, if you’d like a more vibrant green color. Shake, shake, shake!
Pour the cocktail into 4 separate cocktail glasses or martini glasses. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and Fannie May Mint Meltaways.
Makes: 4 cocktails