Tree Trimming with Baileys & Hot Chocolate


One of greatest joys of the Christmas holiday is the glorious fresh scent of a live Fraser fur tree as it settles into it’s new holiday home in your living room. For me that fragrance signals the true start of the holiday season, when it’s finally time to get cozy by the fireside, throwing on my classical Christmas tunes, make a batch of Baileys and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, and get to trimming that tree. This year my Angels we Have Heard on High themed tree glows with glitter-laced gold and silver ornaments, bells, white feathers, wings, and birds creating a truly bright and ethereal focal point in our loft-style living room here in Manhattan. As you can see the corgis and I have been hard at work placing the ornaments just right, and were in need of a break courtesy of a little Baileys and a lot of peppermint-laced hot coco, tree side while cuddling up and admiring our work…

Peppermint Baileys and Hot Chocolate
makes 2-3 mugs worth

3 cups Almond Soy or Hazelnut Mylk, or even regular Milk
4 grates fresh nutmeg
1/4-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tablespoon honey
3-4 drops pure peppermint oil
6 tablespoons powder dark hot chocolate, or sweetener cocoa mix
1 cap full-1 shot of Baileys Original Irish Cream Liquor per mug
Marshmallows and candy canes to garnish

Combine mylk/milk, nutmeg, & cinnamon in a small sauce pot over a medium high flame a warm to scalding but do not let boil. When hot a steaming, add in the honey and peppermint oil, stir with a whisk to fully combine and dissolve the honey. Then turn off the heat, and add in the chocolate powder and whisk till smooth.

Pour into mug and add the desired amount of Baileys Irish cream, garnish with marshmallows and a candy cane serve, savor and enjoy!

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