Welcome back to #CocktailHour! This week, I check out an easy and tasty drink called a "Peppermint Pattie"
This is- like the previous two drinks I've discussed, a really easy drink to make. All you need is ice, peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, and club soda. For this particular one, I used McGuinness schnapps- though I must confess that I prefer Dr. McGillicuddy's. In addition, you can also replace the club soda with Sprite as well to give it a bit of a citrus taste.
As with the other two I'd talked about, a Peppermint Pattie is a sipping drink- though you're likely to down them a bit faster. They're a nice little pub drink, though you may find that two or three are enough before the sweetness becomes a bit too much to handle.
The peppermint taste of the schnapps is balanced nicely with the coffee taste of the Kahlua. The sweetness of the two are cut and diffused a bit by the club soda. The combination of three give the drink a solid mint chocolate flavor that is very similar to an "After Eight" mint.
Since I don't have much of a sweet tooth, it's not a drink I have very often. I tend to enjoy it more during the holiday season as a way to celebrate the end of my Christmas shopping. While it's not a drink that I have often, it is a drink that you can enjoy either at the pub- or at home. I would certainly recommend people give it a try, but wouldn't go out of my way to make often. The first #CocktailHour drink to land in "The Bad".