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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Connie's Vanilla Mint Coffee Delight

Big disclaimer here. This is not a Connie original recipe. It comes from Another disclaimer for those of a more genteel nature. has many recipes and some of those have rather vulgar names. Connie and I are worldly enough, but to each their own. Not everyone needs to be exposed to that which they would rather not deal with, just a word of warning, folks. So we have decided to self censor the name of this drink for all of our sakes.

We had a wonderful dinner tonight. It was absolute top of the shelf, and it was leftovers.  In the event you missed it, it's here.  Everything played well together and besides being easy, it was totally delicious. The bonus was that is was so easy, we finally had a night without what Connie calls an “extravaganza”, cooking all night and leaving a wasteland in the kitchen. Another way to describe a wasteland is to say I managed to dirty every dish in the kitchen.  To reward ourselves, we decided to have an after-dinner drink and I tossed out some ideas. Vanilla vodka. Cream.

“The game is afoot!”, Connie declared, and off he went to drinksmixer. The recipe he returned with was absolutely worthy of a fine night of dining. Smooth, delicious, non-toxic. I would definitely put this in the night-cap category. This, on drinksmixer, was offered as a shot, as one part apiece of the major ingredients. Connie adapted it to make a nice martini-style sipping drink.  It rather reminded me of a very good grasshopper.  One of those drinks where the whole is so much better than the pieces and parts.  Smooth, sippable.  Entirely enjoyable. 

Connie's Vanilla Mint Coffee Delight
(for two)


 2 oz vanilla vodka (we make our own)
2 oz Kahlua®
2 oz Irish cream liqueur (we used O'Dowd's)
2 oz milk (we used 2%)
splash of crème de menthe (we used deKuyper's)

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail mixer. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into chilled martini glasses. Toast the one you love and enjoy!


egbkid said...

Yummy! I prefer Rum drinks over Vodka, but i love mint and vanilla, so it think i will have to try this sometime!

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Jennifer said...

Vodka all the way, for me! This drink looks decadent!

The Mom Chef said...

This does look fantastic and I'll definitely have to give it a try. Have you ever had a snowflake? You need to try that sometime if you like creamy. It's vodka, frangelico and half and half. It's like drinking ice cream with a kick.

Mateja ^_^ said...

Picture perfect drink! Have a nice weekend :)