Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Peppermint Cream

Having picked up a slender bottle of Creme de Menthe from a supermarket for a mere £4, I let it sit in the cabinet for a few weeks while I wondered what to do with it. Finally, as always, I turned to Google for some advice, and It recommended making one of these...

Peppermint Cream

22.5ml (0.75oz) creme de menthe
22.5ml (0.75oz) white creme de cacao
22.5ml (0.75oz) Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
22.5ml (0.75oz) Baileys Irish cream
30ml (1oz) milk

Pour the creme de menthe, creme de cacao, Frangelico and Baileys into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with milk, to taste.

The overall taste was pleasantly minty but not too sweet. "Like a Thin Mint," said M, referencing something from her homeland. For anyone lacking Frangelico, don't worry too much - it'll work without. In fact, you could probably get away with using various combinations of whatever liqueurs come to hand. As long as it's creamy and minty, you win.

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