Monday, December 28, 2015

The Minch

Happy New Year!

The Minch is a cute name for this drink. It's like the Minch (mint Grinch) who stole Christmas. I don't like peppermint drinks too much. They taste like mouthwash. And there is a limit on how many I will make for this blog. Christmas Martinis--that's actually a thing--are so minty and green that the gin really does taste like a Christmas Tree. A cool concept, but not enjoyable.

So the Minch is light on mint, and I got these stir sticks that are good for coffee and hot chocolate. These have the cool effect of turning the drink more red over time. At first it was nearly clear. All in all, not a bad drink if you have poor scotch, and an even better one if you have a lightly peated scotch blend that plays well with peppermint schnapps.

  • 1 1/2 oz. scotch
  • 1 tsp. peppermint schnapps
  • club soda
  • peppermint stick
Build drink in an Old Fashioned glass full of ice. Add scotch and schnapps, then top with soda and decorate with the peppermint stick.

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