That song always pops into my head on wintry days. And since it is cold outside, I thought a warm cocktail would be nice.
My friend said, "How about a Snuggler?"
"A Snuggler?" I asked. "Oooo, what's that?"
"Hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps."
"Oh." I thought, deflated.
Any use of the word schnapps in a drink recipe suddenly gives me visions of college frat boys and goldschlager. Definitely NOT a poodle kind of cocktail.
But then I thought, "Who's gonna turn down a junior mint?! It's chocolate, it's peppermint- it's delicious!"
Words of wisdom Kramer, words of wisdom.
So I did a little research. Schnapps is actually a traditional German liqueur pre-dating the 18th century. German Schnaps is a clear fruit distilled brandy with no sugar added. American schnapps on the other hand, have quite a bit of sugar added to create a syrupy sweet drink.
DeKuyper is one of the largest producers of schnapps today, and dates back to Holland in 1695. They refer to the same Snuggler recipe as a Chocolate Mint Kiss.
I'm beginning to see a pattern here.
Apparently hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps=LOVE.
Say, what's in this drink?