Peppermint and chocolate are synonymous with the holidays. Coffee shops are busy pouring Peppermint Mochas, so why not pour yourself a happy hour peppermint mocha martini at home?
Peppermint mocha martinis are a fun and festive dessert drink. I love serving these after dinner with some simple shortbread cookies that don't take away from the rich and creamy martini.
What you need
- White creme de menthe
- Half and half or whole milk
- Cold coffee
- White chocolate liqueur
- Coffee liqueur
- Chocolate bitters
- Chocolate syrup
Prepare your glass
Drizzle a circle of chocolate syrup around the inside top of your martini glass.
Holding your glass upright, give the glass a gentle spin using its stem to help the chocolate syrup slide down the inside of the glass.
Make your cocktail
Place all ingredients, except the chocolate syrup, in a cocktail shaker with some ice.
Shake it up!
Strain into your prepared martini glass.
Tips on Peppermint Mocha Martini
White creme de menthe is a clear liqueur. You can use green creme de menthe if that's all you can find or have on hand. The taste will be the same, but the color will be a little off. You can also use peppermint schnapps instead of the creme de menthe in this recipe.
We drink strong, dark roast coffee in our house and I find that using the leftover coffee from breakfast works great in this drink. If the idea of using leftover coffee makes you queasy, cold brew some coffee in your refrigerator ahead of making this drink.
I buy mine online or in my local liquor store. If you can't find chocolate bitters, you can leave them out. I like what they add to the cocktail, but it's still a delicious drink without the bitters.
Choose your favorite vodka for this peppermint mocha martini, but be sure it's plain. There's a lot of flavor from other spirits in this recipe, so you don't need to add in an additional element with a flavored vodka.