Friday, May 20, 2011

Drink 117: What's White and White and White All Over?

Peppermint Stick Cocktail
So white it
broke my camera
For the third time this week, we have a drink that features cream.  Some of you may recall that we already had a cream-themed week this year and you may think that we forgot.  I assure you we did not.  It just so happens that Mrs. Bottle opened a carton of cream and we hate to waste food so we are having a lot of creamy drinks this week.  Spoiler Alert: More cream tomorrow!

Today’s creamy concoction is the Peppermint Stick, a combination of peppermint schnapps, crème de cacao, and light cream (we used half and half).  This drink was very good, one of the better cream drinks we’ve had so far.  It had a nice combination of peppermint and chocolate.  The only downside is that mint-flavored drinks don’t really go with any other foods.  It certainly did not mesh well with the orange chicken I was eating at the time.  It might be good with some chocolate cake.

Peppermint Stick Cocktail
Artist Conception
The other quibble is the presentation.  The drink actually looked pretty nifty with its whiter-than-white color.  The problem is that a traditional peppermint stick has a red stripe and the Peppermint Stick had no stripe of any color.  They need to do something to add some red or change the name to something more appropriate.  I suggest The Albino Peppermint.

Overall Rating for the Peppermint Stick

Taste: 4
Presentation: 3 – Looks kind of cool but nothing like a peppermint stick
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 7– 16% Alcohol


1 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1.5 oz Crème de Cacao
1 oz Light Cream

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