Chocolate Mint Blitzen, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.
Recipe courtesy of Brian Balthazar

Chocolate Mint Blitzen

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Nutrition Info
If you like to drink your dessert, this Chocolate Mint Blitzen, named after my favorite reindeer, will hit the spot.



  1. Make the hot chocolate and allow to cool.
  2. Microwave the chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl in 10-second increments until melted.
  3. Crush 1 of the mini candy canes and place in a small bowl or saucer.
  4. Dip the rims of two martini glasses in the chocolate, then the crushed peppermint.
  5. Add the peppermint vodka, chocolate liqueur and cooled hot chocolate to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into the rimmed glasses. Garnish with the 2 remaining mini candy canes and serve.