1 oz Crème de Cacao
Lightly muddle 2 sprigs of mint in some of the crème de cacao. Add crushed ice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir and top off with more ice. Garnish with 2 sprigs of mint and add a straw.
Two Thursdays ago, we went over to Lineage for Andrea's birthday. One of the drinks that I had stemmed from a discussion with bartender Ryan Lotz about Mint Juleps. The conversation led to the creation of a chocolate and minty variation that utilized crème de cacao and Fernet Branca in addition to the mint. As I learned from the Hansen Special and the Fernet Alexander, Fernet Branca pairs exceptionally well with crème de cacao.