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Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
4 cocktails


½ cup
whole milk
125 mL
1 tsp
cocoa powder
5 mL
½ tsp
instant coffee powder
2 mL
½ cup
sweetened condensed milk
125 mL
⅓ cup
75 mL
½ tsp
vanilla extract
2 mL
½ cup
espresso, chilled
125 mL
2 tbsp
30 mL
½ cup
35% whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks (optional)
125 mL
black licorice pieces and 4 dried cranberries for garnish (optional)


Step 1

In large bowl, make Irish cream by whisking together milk, cocoa powder and instant coffee until dissolved. Then whisk in sweetened condensed milk, whisky and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into jar or jug with tight-fitting lid; keep chilled.

Step 2

Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add Irish cream, espresso and vodka; shake well. Pour into 4 martini glasses and top with whipped cream, if desired.

Step 3

For reindeer garnish, slice black licorice pieces into 8 rounds for “eyes” and 8 pieces 1-in. (2.5-cm) long for “ears”. Lay 2 ears and 2 eyes onto each whipped cream layer. Drop a cranberry in the centre of each glass for the “nose”.


Substitute equal amount of strong coffee for espresso.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/4 recipe):
4 g
Saturated Fat:
2 g
24 g
24 g
15 mg
4 g
65 mg
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