Tonight I enjoyed an incredible holiday dinner with my dear friend Sara. Every year in December, Sara and I plan a special night out at our favorite fondue restaurant, The Melting Pot. This fondue place has several locations across the country, but we love the spot that we always go to for its extraordinary ambiance. It is housed in a unique historic building in downtown Littleton, Colorado. Before becoming home to The Melting Pot, this building was previously a library and a jail. Because of its long and varied history, The Melting Pot is said to be haunted. Each time we dine there, we love to hear the most recent stories from our servers about ghost sightings and research by paranormal teams. It’s like our own hometown Haunted Mansion. After finishing our delicious courses of cheese fondue, salads, and meats, it was time for the best course of all – chocolate! We chose white chocolate with Baileys Irish Cream and it was delicious. For the first time, Sara tried a dessert cocktail called the Café Rough Diamond. It was a scrumptiously sweet combination of Amaretto Disaronno, Baileys Irish Cream and Kahlúa mixed with hot chocolate and whipped cream. As soon as I tried a sip, I loved it! The wonderful concoction instantly reminded me of Christmas and made me wonder if Disney was serving anything similar to this during the holiday season. With just a bit of research I found that the Disney Cruise Line is currently serving a Christmas Cookie Cocktail during their Very Merrytime Cruises. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 ounce Baileys
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
- Vanilla ice cream
- Chocolate sauce
- Whipped cream
- Cookie shavings
- Blend Baileys, Kahlua, peppermint schnapps and ice cream.
- Layer bottom of Catalina glass with chocolate sauce.
- Pour drink and top with whipped cream and cookie shavings.
I can’t wait to try this plus I’m thinking about making a different variation with hot chocolate instead of ice cream that will be perfect for our snowy weekend ahead!
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Do you have any other holiday cocktail recipes? Please leave a comment!