1.5 shots out of 5
Peppermint Schnapps scares me!! It does, it just makes me automatically think that I WILL NOT like whatever cocktail I am drinking if i know there is peppermint schnapps in it. I had bought a bottle of peppermint schnapps the other day knowing that I would have to make some cocktails with it. Today was a long day which ended in our oldest sons baseball game, driving through for dinner, getting everyone to bed and finally making tonight's cocktail, Liquid Valium.
I gave tonight's cocktail 1.5 shots out of 5. I'm not a huge fan of peppermint schnapps (can you tell). Um, WOW, that stuff is strong in flavor! It kinda tastes like medicine to me.....not in a good way. Not in the mmmm grape cough syrup kind of way, but in the I know this is good for me so I must suffer and take it kind of way. It was a wee bit better then 1 shot so I gave it 1.5 shots......I just didn't think it deserved 1 shot and I refuse to break my "shot" rating down any further then .5's so 1.75 was out of the question.
Here is the recipe for Liquid Valium:
- 1 shot vodka
- 1/2 shot peppermint schnapps
Fill a short glass with ice, add vodka and peppermint schnapps. Stir it up real good and you're done. It's an easy cocktail to make.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
It will be some time before I try another peppermint schnapps cocktail. I think I need to find one that has more ingredients in it to mask the pepperminty taste first. Let me know if you have any good cocktails that have peppermint schnapps in them!! Cheers!!
The Cocktail Lady