Magic Mint Mocha

Drink of the Month from Mudhouse

By Savannah Waszczuk | Photos by Kevin O'Riley

Dec 2014


There’s something about chocolaty drinks that takes me back to my childhood. I’m reminded of those snow days when school was canceled, and sprinkling marshmallows atop a mug of cocoa was the perfect way to start my leisurely, carefree day. Now that I’m an adult, I can’t enjoy those snow days anymore, but I can enjoy the adult version of those hot cocoas. My favorite way to enjoy warm chocolate drinks as a grown-up is to mix them with coffee, mint and alcohol, just like the spiked magic mocha served during the holiday season at MudLounge (321 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-865-6964). This beverage pairs the creamy goodness of Ghiradelli hot chocolate with Rumple Minze, Kahlua and espresso, creating a soul-warming creation that just tastes like Christmas. Topped with whipped cream and a chocolate-dipped peppermint stick, this drink is perfect on those cold winter nights.