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best liquor to serve with mint

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so, I bought these little edible shot glasses that are made out of candy canes. Really cute. I want to give them to my co-workers with alittle bottle of something alcoholic. What are the best liquors to compliment the mint flavor of the glasses?
TIA for your help!

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  1. You could do a creme de cacao for the classic chocolate & mint combo, or you could do bourbon for something less sweet.

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    1. re: weezycom

      how about Godiva's white chocolate liqueur?

    2. All kinds of things are going to work well with them. Weezycom's choices are delightful. I would imagine Bailey's would be tasty, too.

      1. It' weird, I was half repulsed and half delighted by the idea of candy cane shot glasses. Where did you get them? Were they at a good price? (I have to get a ton of them for my hundreds of bartender and spirits brand ambassador friends for the bartenders guild holiday party.) As for the liquor, I would buy what you think each person would like, rather than trying to compliment the mint, because a hint of mint goes well with almost any booze, and it's not going to be in the glass for long. (I googled them and they are waaaay too expensive. $15 for three, with $8 shipping.)

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        1. re: JMF

          i got them at Christmas tree shops ( a new england chain) for $1 each

        2. Pour a shot of bourbon into it. It should taste similar to a Mint Julep...

          1. I'm going to have to side with a chocolate liqueur on this one--though vodka would be my preference. I love mint juleps, but I just don't see bourbon working here. Though for some reason brandy seems appealing.

            But I have no experience with such items. Surely someone in the Chowhound universe has experience with these . . .

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            1. re: guilty

              I haven't tried the Mozart dry (0% sugar) spirit, but it sounds idea:
              http://www.mixoloseum.com/blog/2009/1...

              That way you can let it sit for a moment for some sugar to dissolve, if you want.

              Alas, the spirits is "soundmilled" with Mozart paying, and such things make me shake my head.

              1. re: EvergreenDan

                Wow, I'm going to have to look for Mozart dry . . . I mean, liquor distilled from chocolate? What could be better?

                I don't think I'll be putting it in candy cane cups, though.