Peppermint Mocha Cocktail Recipe

Peppermint Mocha Cocktail RecipeA few months ago my daughter Shelly got a bottle of the Pure Peppermint Extract from Nielsen-Massey and we’ve been using it and experimenting with it ever since. I’m a big fan of peppermint-flavored desserts, beverages and candies, but had never thought of using it in an adult cocktail recipe until now.

Check out this easy-to-make guest post recipe from the great folks over at Nielsen-Massey.

Peppermint Mocha Cocktail Recipe

8 drops Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract
1/4 fl. oz. Amaro
1/2 fl. oz. Vanilla Syrup (see below)
2 fl. oz. Espresso-Infused Vodka (see below)
Chocolate shavings for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour in a cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Espresso-Infused Vodka

1 cup espresso beans
1-750ml bottle of Vodka

Toast espresso beans on foil-covered baking sheet for 3-5 minutes at 450 degrees F, until you smell the classic coffee aroma. Beans should look oily and dark brown, not black. Steep beans in vodka for 20 minutes and then strain.
Makes 750 ml

Tip: With our flavors, no need to chop, zest or juice–simply measure and pour.

Vanilla Syrup
Makes 1 cup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar fully dissolves. Split the vanilla bean, scrape the seeds and add the bean and seeds into the saucepan. Remove from heat. Steep for 30 minutes. Remove bean.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This drink sound so delicious and I usually do not drink. I love the idea of making my own espresso -infused vodka. I am not sure about Amaro since it is a bitter herbal liqueur.

  2. gloria patterson says:

    Espresso-Infused Vodka WOW this sounds so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will be making this love coffee and vodka but never together

  3. I don’t even drink and the Espresso-Infused Vodka recipe sounds wonderful! That’s my love of everything coffee showing. I am still enjoying their chocolate extract which I won and should revisit their site for more recipes–preferably coffee related!

  4. Barbara Montag says:

    Think I would so like this!

  5. I just got the peppermint extract I won from you (thanks) and haven’t even opened it. I think this would be a great way to use it.