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courtesy McCormick

Peppermint Paddy Martini

makes 4 servings

8 ounces Irish cream liqueur

2 ounces crème de cacao liqueur

2 ounces vanilla vodka

2 ounces heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Fill cocktail shaker 1/3 full with ice. Add ingredients; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into martini glasses.

Top each with a dollop of peppermint whipped cream, if desired.

Peppermint Whipped Cream

makes about 2 cups

1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Beat heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar and pure peppermint extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Serving suggestion: Wet outside rim of martini glass with water or peppermint extract. Dip glass in coarse sugar to lightly coat.


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