My absolute favorite drink of this holiday season is spiked hot chocolate. I had this warm concoction while sitting in front of a fireplace at The Biltmore Inn in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. It wasn’t quite snowing yet, but it was definitely cold, and it was definitely cozy. Maybe it was the setting that did it for me, but this drink transcended me into a place of true R and R. Bailey’s is my favorite cordial, and mixed with Irish whiskey*, minty creme de menthe and hot chocolate, you’re in for a real treat.
*If you like Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, try these.
The Pillow Mint
1/2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz. Bailey’s
1 oz. Creme de Menthe
Mix the whiskey, Bailey’s and creme de menthe together in an Irish coffee mug. Fill with hot chocolate and transcend.