Don’t let the name Christmas Cookie dissuade you from enjoying this drink any time of the year, no matter what holidays you do or don’t celebrate. But be forewarned: it really packs a wallop with three ounces of alcohol. It tastes a little like a peppermint latte, only much better.
This makes a delicious dessert drink. I specified Carolan’s for the Irish cream because I find it more flavorful than Bailey’s, but of course there are all those holiday variations of Bailey’s which could also work well in this one. Don’t just stick with the best known or most popular liqueurs – there are a lot of good ones out there, and it pays to experiment.
- 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce Carolan’s Irish Cream
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly, then strain the ingredients into a chilled martini glass.