dark and minty

With the New Year right around the corner, I definately have cocktails on the brain. I’m not a big drinker, but this time of year I have been known to enjoy a cocktail or two (or three) at parties. A few weeks ago I bought a bottle of Smirnoff Marshmallow Vodka because, well, it’s marshmallow vodka and it sounded amazing. Turns out it really is.

So for the past few weeks now I have been ‘recipe testing’ with this amazing bottle of marshmallowy goodness. I came across a ‘dark and fluffy’ recipe that sounded promising and decided to throw in some Peppermint Mocha Kahlua to make it even more decadent – and boozy. Plus, I am in a serious courtship with mint and coffee, so really this is my idea of the perfect little cocktail. Garnish it with a bit of whipped cream, mini marshmallows and shaved chocolate and you’re in business.

On another note, I’m not totally sold on the name for this drink. I really wanted to call it some type of ‘Russian’ after ‘The Dude’s’ signiture drink from The Big Lebowski. I have a weird obsession with that movie, by the way, and was getting all quotey with it while drinking this. I ultimately decided on ‘Dark and Minty’ (after calling it the ‘Dark Russian’ for about a week). What do you think? Is there a better name for this little guy? I guess it doesn’t really matter because it tastes friggin’ amazing.


Dark and Minty

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


2 oz Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka
2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz Peppermint Mocha Kahlua
1 oz half and half
marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate shavings for serving


Fill a high ball glass with ice. Pour vodka, chocolate liqueur and Kahlua over ice and stir. Top with half and half. Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows and shaved chocolate.

Drink and enjoy.

December 26th, 2012