Hey, Babyface had a stroke of cocktail genius the other day and I asked him to show you the minty-green awesomeness he came up with. Take it away, Babyface…
Every so often I find myself craving some sort of alcoholic beverage. And by every so often, I mean pretty much every day. I’m not sure if it’s the Ireland in me or the Scotch, the Fin or the German, or maybe it’s just the good ol’ Canadian (although the Scotch would be most fitting). Regardless, I tend to find myself wanting to spike every drink my wife creates, and every single time I get a laugh from her.
I just like to try to celebrate every day as if it were my last, and the best way I know how is a pinch of inebriation.
Or a dash.
Whichever you prefer, this holiday inspired drink was one of my own creation in one of those “What can I do with what we’ve got?” moments. Mind you, not everyone has Crème de Menthe and Amaretto on hand, but we did, and from that, the following drink was born.
You’ll want to start with your typical old-fashioned or “on-the-rocks” glass with a couple cubes of ice in it.
Next, you’ll want to take a shot glass and measure one ounce of amaretto and add it to the ice. Follow that up with a half-ounce of crème de menthe and toss it in the glass as well.
Now head on over to your refrigerator (or ice-box, if you prefer) and remove the milk from it’s rightful place upon the shelf and go ahead and fill the glass the rest of the way.
Your drink should take on a beautiful mint green hue.
However, something you may notice is that some of the alcohol was too afraid to mix with the milk and is still hiding at the bottom of your glass.
Never fear, for the wonderful folks from the 5th level of the Candy Cane Forest have whittled down our own personal delicious swizzle sticks, which not only stir your drink, but also enhance the flavor of it with each sip!
Both amaretto and crème de menthe are liqueurs, so this drink will only have you dreaming of sugar plums if you’re the size of an elf or you’ve decided three’s company, too.
So be careful this holiday season. If this drink grows on you, stay put and we’ll all do our part to make sure no one get’s run over by any reindeer.