Minty Irish Cream Cocktail

This is the perfect cocktail for midnight smooches under the mistletoe with your special someone. Mistletoe Kisses has a lovely balance of Irish Cream, Green Creme de Menthe and White Creme de Cacao that will leave you wanting more. 

mint and Irish cream Christmas cocktail in a coupe glass on a golden snowflake

I really wanted to call this “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” after my favorite Christmas song, sung by the one and only Randy Travis. An Old Time Christmas and the scent of a fireplace are all it makes to transport me to my own personal winter wonderland. 

Unfortunately once I say the words ‘met me under the mistletoe’ I have to sing the rest of the song. It would make writing this post way to difficult so I went with Mistletoe Kisses. 

The Booze

The star of this drink is the Creme de Menthe, it’s responsible for the pretty green color and that minty tingle. You can find both clear or white creme de menthe and the green variety. If you’re a classier bitch than me you might not be feeling the neon color.

The sneaky behind the scenes player here is white creme de cacao, which is also comes in two varieties. It adds a subtle sweetness and plays up the chocolately notes in the Irish Cream.

I used dark creme de cacao in my layered grasshopper shots, where creme de menthe also made an appearance. But this drink isn’t just a giant grasshopper shot. The heart, soul and booty of this drink comes from a bottle of Irish Cream.

Irish cream is a seductive combination of whisky and cream. It has chocolatey notes along with vanilla and a hint of coffee, all flavors that play well with mint. It has a very silky texture, Charles Boyle would enjoy the mouthfeel.

I think this drink comes together best if shaken, the Irish cream is fairly heavy and a good shake will get everything mixed up. Strain it into a a pretty coupe glass and find your sweetheart under the mistletoe.

Mistletoe Kisses Chocolate Mint Christmas Cocktail

Mistletoe Kisses Chocolate Mint Christmas Cocktail

Yield: 1 Drink
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Pucker up with a minty chocolate cocktail perfect for sipping under the mistletoe this holiday season!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Green Creme de Menthe
  • 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  2. Shake until frosty
  3. Strain into chilled coupe glass

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