Hollywood Holidays -- Entertaining

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PATRICIA RICHARDS'S PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE

Get the Recipe!: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

When it comes to holiday cocktails, mixologist Patricia Richards stirs by a simple approach: Just shake it. From her Cranberry Cosmopolitan and Candy Cane Martini to her Peppermint Hot Chocolate (details below), the famed Wynn Las Vegas drink-pert says getting your holiday party started is as simple as shaking the contents over ice and serving with festive garnishes.

The Basics
Hot chocolate powder
Water
Milk
Creème de menthe
Peppermint schnapps
Whipped cream
Red and green sanding sugars
Mint sprig