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Peppermint Mocha Mocktini

Consider this fun mocktini your new favorite holiday drink! It combines peppermint hot chocolate with the popular caffeinated beverage (everyone likes a caffè mocha every now and then) within the concept of a martini and the result is a chocolatey and oh so festive mocktini! The first thing you get is chocolate, as expected, the coffee makes the chocolate flavor even more robust and then the coolness hits which has a special way of leaving you wanting more. You can always use a hot chocolate mix with instant coffee, but extra effort always yields a premium reward. This means scratch-made hot chocolate and freshly brewed coffee or espresso. If you want a very rich mocktini, opt for espresso instead of coffee. Preferably espresso made with dark roasted coffee beans for consistency, body, and flavor. It really does take this recipe to the next level.

Total Time:  10 minutes


Peppermint Mocha Mocktini Ingredients

Serves 1

Hot chocolate
  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • Pinch of salt


Peppermint Mocha Mocktini
  • ½ cup hot chocolate

  • ¼ cup strong coffee or espresso

  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • ½ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract

  • Crushed peppermint candies, for garnish


Peppermint Mocha Mocktini Directions
  1. Add half the milk to a small saucepan over medium-low heat with the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk.

  2. Pour in the remaining milk once the cocoa and sugar have dissolved.

  3. Increase the heat to medium and let heat through for about 3 minutes. Whisk occasionally to avoid lumps.

  4. Add the hot coffee or espresso to the cocoa, remove from the heat then add both extracts.

  5. Brush the rim of a martini glass with some water then dip into the crushed peppermint candies.

  6. Pour the peppermint mocha mix into the glass.

  7. Enjoy.