Minty Irishman: A Festive, Whiskey-Infused Spin on the White Russian
The Minty Irishman is a peppermint white Russian using Irish whiskey instead of vodka. However, if you don’t have Irish whiskey, bourbon will work as well.
Between the fun candy cane rim and the flavor — it tastes identical to mint chocolate chip ice cream — this cocktail is sure to be a hit at any holiday party, or even just for you on Christmas morning.
*You can sub the peppermint extract and half and half with peppermint coffee creamer, but using extract and a half and half gives the drink a more authentic flavor.
The key to making this drink successfully is using two glasses. Use one for making the drink and pour it into your drinking glass. I used a cocktail shaker and poured the finished drink into your drinking glass with the dark chocolate/crushed candy cane rim.
Step 1: The rim
Dip your drinking glass into a bowl with the chocolate sauce, then immediately take it out and dip it into the crushed candy canes.
Step 2: The drink
Put some ice in the glass or shaker you are making your drink in. After that, add your whiskey, Kahlua, half and half and peppermint extract.
Step 3: Shake!
Stir your glass or shake the cocktail shaker to mix the ingredients. Pour into your drinking glass and enjoy!
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