Melissa Kaylene: Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe

This weekend has been really exciting around here. It's been snowing since Thursday afternoon, and it looks like we have at least one more snow day before it begins to melt. We currently have about 10 inches at our house. If you know Oregon you know that we are lucky to get snowfall once a year, and only once every few years does it accumulate to account to anything. The last time we had anything this substantial was 5 years ago.

Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe

With all of this extra time on my hands I got a little creative Thursday and made a little concoction that I wanted to share with you. It's my version of a Chocolate Peppermint Martini. Of course you'll want to get warmed up before you drink it, because its not a hot drink. But it will warm you up from the inside. :)

Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe

I'm braving the roads this afternoon to head into work, hopefully there won't be many traffic problems. I'm sure I'll have more snowy pictures to share soon! How do you feel about snow days? Do you love them, or do they make you cringe?

Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

What you need:

Ice
3 Tbsp. Hot Cocoa Powder (I used Swiss Miss) 
3 oz Vodka
1 oz Peppermint Schnapps
Cocktail shaker
Colored sugar or crushed peppermint candy.
Whipped Cream and chocolate shavings (optional)

Directions

1. Dip martini glass in water, then pour sugar or peppermint candy in a bowl and dip glass, coating the edges.
2. Fill cocktail shaker half full with ice. Place vodka, peppermint schnapps, and cocoa powder in and shake until well blended.
3. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and / or chocolate shavings.

Enjoy!!

Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe

21 comments:

  1. Hello, I stumbled upon your blog while browsing Bloglovin. I always get excited to find other Oregon Mommy bloggers. I'm looking forward to following along.

    Ashley
    http://ashley-to-awesome.blogspot.com

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  2. Yum! That's it–just yum! Bookmarked it.

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  3. I still haven't seen snow. EVER! I was born and raised in Florida and I still live here. Of course, I've been out of the state but it's always been during the summer or to places that it doesn't snow that often. This drink looks so good! Pinned. Stopping by from Sweet Sharing Monday. Have a great week!

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  4. This looks absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to try this! Especially on a Saturday night when all 6 kids are in bed! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Yum! This martini looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. Yummy! And enjoy your snow :)

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  7. This looks so yummy! I wish I could eat chocolate :( I wish we got snow here! New follower from the Blog Hop :)
    XO/Kelly @ Our Cone Zone

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  8. It looks so much like a tasty dessert! I've never had a cocktail with cocoa in it! Great photo. It looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing it with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured!

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  9. Mint and chocolate.. my two favorite things! I must try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love snow! I also enjoyed our snowy weekend (I live in the southeast corner of Washington State). And what's not to love about a chocolate martini? I'll have to wait until my newest addition is born (any day now) to enjoy, but thanks for sharing your recipe! I stopped over from the Take it on Tuesday link party.

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  11. I have never been a fan of a chocolate martini, but I need to try a different recipe. People like them for a reason, and I'm always happy to try a new recipe! Thanks for stopping by Countdown in Style. I hope you come back by on Friday to see if you were featured!

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  12. This looks amazing! I love the snow background. :) Thank you for linking up with us at What We Eat Wednesdays! We hope to see you next week too! :)

    Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

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  13. Wow, that looks amazing! I admit I've never made those kind of fancy martinis at home. I like a chocolate martini once in a while, but it seemed to involve creme liquor so this one just using cocoa powder seems a lot more accessible!

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  14. Oh my goodness!! Love this!! There is a place here in my hometown in Mississippi that serves frozen hot chocolate and it is incredible. This post makes me want to rush out and get some! Following from the Mingle Monday--hope you will stop by and see this new blogger!! :) http://secondchances-ash.blogspot.com/

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  15. Be safe in the snow! This sounds delicious. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  16. This looks and sounds so delicious....I could have used this recipe on many a long winter day! :) Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!!

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  17. Oh wow, this sounds perfect for a snowy day.

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps}

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    If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you'll be in business!

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  18. I've never had a martini, Melissa, but I love chocolate, and your recipe caught my husband's eye - he helped me pick this week's features and your recipe was his first pick for this week's features at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

    Congrats and thanks for your awesome contributions each week! :-)

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  19. Yep, gotta pin that to my Drinky Drinks board! I have fallen in love with chocolate "grown up" drinks and love the different idea with peppermint schnapps.

    Debi @ That Crafty Lunch Lady

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  20. This looks so delicious!!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
    ~ Betsy from Romance on a dime

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  21. Just wanted to make sure you know that, "You've been featured!" over at Orchard Girls blog at our "What We Eat Wednesday" linky party! Be sure to stop by and link up again this week :)
    -Kayla & Kenzie
    orchardgirls.blogspot.com

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