yule shoot your eye out cocktail

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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 swear I’m not an alcoholic.

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.

Especially Grandma.

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Cocktail

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

We serve this festive drink in old-fashioned glasses, but if you are throwing a party, it might be fun to toss it into a shaker with ice and then strain it into martini glasses for your guests.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce crème de menthe liqueur
  • Nonfat milk
  • 1 peppermint candy cane

Instructions

  1. In an old fashioned glass, add a few ice cubes and then pour in the amaretto followed by the crème de menthe.
  2. Fill the glass the rest of the way with milk.
  3. Using the candy cane, stir well and leave for garnish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 46gProtein: 8g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

 

What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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16 Responses
  1. Hilarious! And Awesome. Me and my hubs were cracking up…great job! I actually *do* have both liquers (and many more) in my cabinet. I’m with you, Babyface. I feel the need to festivize my beverages on a regular basis. LOL!

  2. i’m pretty sure it’s the canadian in him. we are all this way up here compared to my us friends and fam. not much, just a drink or two at the end of the day. no need to run to AA, it’s a part of life here 🙂

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