Recipes Appetizers & Drinks SILENT NIGHTCAP

Peppermint Paddy Martini

makes 4 servings
8 ounces irish cream liqueur
2 ounces crème de cacao liqueur
2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Fill cocktail shaker 1/3 full with ice. Add ingredients; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into martini glasses. Top each with a dollop of peppermint whipped cream, if desired.

Peppermint Whipped Cream

makes about 2 cups
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Beat heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar and pure peppermint extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Serving suggestion: Wet outside rim of martini glass with water or peppermint extract. Dip glass in coarse sugar to lightly coat.

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