You may have seen a few tweets or photos on instagram from me about my love for peppermint hot chocolate, so I thought it was high time to give you guys the scoop on what I’m sipping on this holiday (and winter!) season. I add in winter because this is actually my favorite drink to warm up with after a long day on the mountain (which is typically in January or February). A side note: friends and family already know this about me, but here on House of Earnest, I don’t know that I’ve ever shared how much I love to ski. Someday I’ll tell you guys the story of when Matty and I moved in together and our adventure living in Vail, but today, let’s just say that I love to ski and after a day of skiing, this is my number one apres ski cocktail.
I usually have to direct the bartender in exactly how I want it made, so it’s nice to have all of the ingredients at home this Christmas to be able to whip up a batch for a snowy evening.
For this particular post, I decided to take the cocktail one step further and make some homemade peppermint chocolate marshmallows.
Homemade marshmallows really kick this drink into treat territory and are as pretty as they are delicious. I love how the soft pink color looks melting in a sea of chocolate. I challenge anyone not to smile while drinking fluffy pink foam.
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