For centuries, mint leaves have been muddled with spirits to create a strong flavour and aroma. The essence of mint makes the drink tasty and appetizing. That’s why, it is one of the key ingredients in numerous popular cocktails.
Various types of mints are grown and nurtured around the world. One such popular hybrid is the peppermint. Peppermint has been used in many food delicacies and beverages, and is popular for its subtle minty notes and sweet undertones. Peppermint Schnapps is a clear, minty spirit created to celebrate the flavour of mint.
This liqueur offers concentrated flavours of mint and easily blends with various spirits and ingredients. This is why many bartenders use it to make the finest, reliving cocktails like these five:
Simple, sweet, and minty; these three words capture the essence of this dual-note mix. Ideally, bartenders use Pernod to give an anise flavour to the mix, but the popular variant uses White Mischief Vodka and Peppermint Schnapps. Both the variants of this mix are light and appetizing.
If you are in the mood to sip something smooth, creamy and minty, then try this excellent Martini variant. Frostini blends Cream liqueur, Coffee liqueur and Peppermint Schnapps together. Its strong caffeinated flavours and minty overnotes are enough to keep you warm during winters.
This warm mix combines the nutty flavours of hazelnut liqueur, the bitterness of chocolate and minty notes of Schnapps. The drink is popular as an eye-opener, which will awaken your mind and senses with its prominent flavours. This smooth, chocolaty and creamy mix pairs really well with brunches.
Mintini is a delightful blend of mint and Martini. Its taste is similar to a mint candy packed with lots of mint extract. The drink is somewhat thick for a Martini glass, but can be thinned by increasing the quantity of Vodka. This cocktail is best served during Christmas parties, when the winters are chilling and your taste buds are waiting for something thrilling.
This delicious shooter is ideal to sip at parties or pubs. Made with brandy, peppermint schnapps and crème de cacao, this straight-up concoction will deliver a strong kick, powerful enough to weaken you at the knees.
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