Friday, March 15, 2013

Peppermint Paddy Martini

Makes 4 servings. Prep Time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS 8 ounces Irish cream liqueur 2 ounces crème de cacao liqueur 2 ounces vanilla vodka 2 ounces heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract Peppermint Whipped Cream, recipe follows (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. Fill cocktail shaker 1/3 full with ice. Add first 5 ingredients; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into martini glasses. 2. Top each with a dollop of Peppermint Whipped Cream, if desired. TIPS Peppermint Whipped Cream: Beat 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Makes about 2 cups. Test Kitchen Tip: Wet outside rim of martini glass with McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract. Dip glass in coarse sugar to lightly coat.

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