You know you saw that title and had to look at this recipe! I don’t blame you! The folks at McCormick send me some goodies this week and some recipes – this was one of them. I don’t have all the ingredients on hand so I haven’t tried it yet myself but I know I will like it. Perfect if you don’t care for the green beer on St. Patrick’s Day coming up. Cheers!

peppermint paddy martini

Peppermint Paddy Martini

  • 8 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces crème de cacao liqueur
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
  • Peppermint Whipped Cream, recipe follows (optional)

Directions:

Fill cocktail shaker 1/3 full with ice. Add first 5 ingredients; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into martini glasses.  Top each with a dollop of Peppermint Whipped Cream, if desired. (yes – trust me that you desire the Peppermint Whipped Cream on top)

Peppermint Whipped Cream: Beat 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Makes about 2 cups.

Test Kitchen Tip: Wet outside rim of martini glass with McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract. Dip glass in coarse sugar to lightly coat.

Disclosure: Drink responsibly. McCormick provided this recipe to me. Opinions are my own.