mint chocolate chip cocktail

by amy on 15 March 2012

i originally posted this drink recipe last year, as i know that there are lots of people who want to celebrate st. patrick’s day by having a green drink, but aren’t a huge fan of green beer (raises hand). fortunately, if yore hosting a st. patrick’s day get-together, or just want to whip up a seasonal cocktail for yourself, this cocktail both looks beautiful AND tastes delicious.

the light green color of the martini is gorgeous + not so bright that it’s off-putting (as many green drinks are). the chocolate flecks add a bit of contrasting color + a lovely additional chocolate flavor – never a bad thing! overall, the drink is brightly-flavored, creamy, + absolutely decadent + delicious. regardless of whether you’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a green beer, irish whiskey, or this fabulous cocktail, i hope you all have a wonderful holiday! so far, my plans entail making a proper irish dinner at home, ideally accompanied by a few of these wonderful cocktails!

mint chocolate chip cocktail

makes one cocktail, adapted from the fontainebleau hotel

ingredients

3/4 ounce rum
3/4 ounce crème de cacao
3/4 ounce crème de menthe
3/4 ounce half-and-half
fresh mint, for garnish (optional)
shaved chocolate flakes, for garnish (optional)

directions

in an ice filled mixing glass, add above ingredients, shake vigorously. strain into a chilled cocktail glass. garnish with fresh mint +/or shaved chocolate flakes (optional).

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1 Leah (So, How's It Taste?) March 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

You know I’m all over this one! I love love love mint and chocolate together. Trying this one asap!

2 amy March 17, 2011 at 9:06 am

ha, i knew you would love this one – you have to try it! then you can enjoy it along with your mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate mint meringues + irish pirate. it’s a seriously delicious flavor combination, isn’t it?

3 Lauren March 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

Looks beautiful and I am sure tastes just as wonderful! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

4 amy March 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

it does! i just saw that you’re featuring mint + chocolate on your blog today, too. great minds think alike. =) happy st patrick’s day!

5 ErinsFoodFiles March 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Martini’s are the MOST fun to photograph! This drink looks divine. I REALLY wish I had one in my near future.

6 amy March 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

agree – martinis are a million times easier + more pretty to photograph than, say, beef stew. love! you’ll have to pop over one day soon + i’ll make us a round of ‘em. =)

7 Shannon March 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

WOW! That looks amazing. You can’t go wrong with the chocolate mint combo!! So pretty.

8 amy March 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

leah (from so how’s it taste) has been talking + making a lot of mint/chocolate things lately + it reminded me of this tasty, gorgeous drink. i knew i wanted to make it soon, + figured what better day that st. patrick’s day!

9 kersten March 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

yum-that looks so pretty and tasty! happy st. patrick’s day!!

10 amy March 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

right back at ya! i’ll make you one the next time y’all come over. =)

11 Lindsay May 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

This looks SO good! I will be trying this asap! (Even though it’s not St. Patty’s Day, ha!)

12 amy May 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm

it is an insanely tasty concoction – enjoy!

13 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

This is a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day cocktail, Amy! I love the green color, flavors and chicness of it. I just posted one today myself that isn’t nearly as pretty, but it will knock you on your butt, hah!

14 amy March 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

i saw the drink on your blog, georgia + it looks wonderful – my husband loves the combo of whiskey + ginger ale so i’m going to make one for him soon! =)

15 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl March 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

This looks fantastic! I’ve got something similar scheduled for tomorrow, but yours looks waaaaay better! I could definitely drink one (or two!) of these!

16 Katia March 15, 2012 at 10:19 am

A green cocktail for St. Patrick’s day?! I love your blog, it reminds me my American experience and I love that mint and chocolate combination, sounds so good!

17 Renee March 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

Pretty! I wish I could eat mint. It doesn’t agree with me. :-( This looks like a very tasty cocktail. Chocolate + mint would have to be like sipping Andes Candies.

18 Megan @ Culinary Chops March 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

This is such a sweet drink idea! Love it/may have to take a stab at it over the weekend!

19 Blond Duck March 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Would it be tacky to serve with cookies?

20 amy March 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

only if by ‘tacky,’ you mean ‘super awesome.’ =)

21 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen March 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Yum! I want to pour it over vanilla ice cream :)

22 val March 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I’m all about this yummy drink.

23 Choc Chip Uru March 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Though I may have to de-alcohol it, I love the concept of mint and Choc in a drink :)
Refreshing but decadent – great post :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

24 Rikki March 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Mint chocolate chip cocktail?! How heavenly! I love the green color too, it’s perfect for Saturday [:

25 Jen @ Juanita's Cocina March 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

So, when I was younger I was a dancer. After every recital, my dad would take me to Baskin Robbins for a cup of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

This is like the grown-up version of my fav. ice cream. And I totally don’t have to dance to get it. :D

26 Jamie March 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

That drink looks too good not to enjoy in the confines of my own home!
= )

27 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 16, 2012 at 1:46 am

I’m definitely one of those people who don’t like green beer. Or any kind of beer actually. So yes, I am definitely making this tomorrow. It’s such a gorgeous green, which will make it more fun to down it and get drunk :)

28 amy March 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

bahaha! hope it turns out awesome for you + gets you in the St. Patrick’s day spirit!

29 Julie at Burnt Carrots March 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

This looks just like mint chocolate chip ice cream!! One of my favorites. I do have to say I like green beer, but I’d switch it out for this any day of the week!

30 Jackie @ Domestic Fits March 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

This looks awesome and it will be a perfect pairing with those Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies I still have!

31 Hello Hourglass March 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

YuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuM!

32 Amanda @ foodfascinations March 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Ooo. My mom used to make something like this. So good! Is it 5 o’clock yet?

33 kristen @ notsodomesticated March 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

For some reason, this post didn’t show up in my google reader!! So weird! This looks amazing. I love fun cocktails like this!

34 amy March 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

i know – it didn’t show up in anyone’s google reader for some reason! luckily, i think between links from Facebook, twitter + pinterest, a bunch of people still wound up seeing it. thank goodness! =) hope you have a fab St. patrick’s day!

35 Michelle March 17, 2012 at 12:25 am

I’m not a drinker but gimme something mint chip and I am SO THERE. Bet it’s yummy :D

36 ATasteOfMadness March 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Ah! Perfect for saint patrick’s day! This looks great!

37 Erin March 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Love a good cocktail, and this sounds delicious! Plus it is pretty :)

38 Baking Serendipity March 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

So pretty! I love the alternative to green beer, and am so inspired to make this even though I missed it on St. Patrick’s Day.

39 brandi March 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

i’ll take anything mint + chocolate. yum!

40 Rachel February 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Looks A-mazing!

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