By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 17, 2017 at 2:01 PM

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It's St. Patrick's Day! So it's the perfect time for the wearin' of the green and the drinkin' of any number of delicious beverages.

If you’re a fan of dark chocolate and mint, you’ll want to check out a new release from Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates: Chocolate Mint Brandy. The release follows on the heels of the release of Kohler’s Dark Chocolate Brandy, which is now sold in more than 250 locations. 

You’ll need no more than to open the bottle to catch a whiff of the fresh mint aroma of the spirit, which is also infused with Kohler’s all natural 72% dark chocolate, offering up subtle notes of hazelnut and milk chocolate, along with a strong, fresh mint flavor.

The spirit can be served served neat, over ice or mixed into unique cocktail creations like the refreshing Kohler Alps Cocktail, which is easy to make at home, but drinks like an ice cream drink from an old school supper club.

Kohler Alps Cocktail

By: Peter Kalleward, mixologist at Destination Kohler

2 oz. Chocolate Mint Brandy
½ oz. espresso
2 scoops vanilla ice cream, softened

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly. Serve in a tumbler or martini glass and garnish with mint leaves and cocoa powder.

Get yours

The new brandy is available in three sizes: 750 ml ($34.99), 375 ml ($19.99) and 200 ml ($14.99), with the smallest size available exclusively at Destination Kohler Outlets.

Look for it at a growing number of local locations, including:

  • Central Standard Distillery, 613 S. 2nd St.
  • Consumer Beverage, 5313 S. 108th St.
  • Fuel Café, 630 S. 5th St.
  • Highbury Pub, 2322 S. Kinnickinic
  • Junior's Hook, 1517 S. 2nd St.
  • Sentry, 3255 Golf Rd.
  • Tenuta's Liquors, 3202 52nd St.
  • Walker's Point, 8185 S. 2nd St.
  • Woodman's in Waukesha
Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.