* 3 tablespoons powdered baking cocoa (I used Ghirardelli-sweet ground chocolate and cocoa powder)
* 3 tablespoons warm water
* 1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint syrup (do not use extract- you can buy a very large bottle of syrup at Starbucks for $7) or creme de menthe
* 4 ounces espresso
* 12 ounces steamed milk
* whipped cream
* red sugar crystals

Directions


Combine 3 Tbsp Baking Cocoa with 3 Tbsp warm water to make into a rich syrup. Pour into a 16 ounce mug.

Add espresso

Add Peppermint syrup.

Steam milk and add to remainder of cup.

Garnish with whipped cream and sugar crystals.