After Eight cocktail, also known as Polar Bear cocktail or Peppermint Paddy cocktail is a traditional cocktail, which belongs to the slightly sweet cocktail category. -. This cocktail is a mint chocolate base cocktail which provides a York Peppermint Pattie or an After Eight wafer taste The drink typically consists of the Crème de Cacao and peppermint schnapps.
Origin of After Eight Drink recipe
Though there are no specific evidences on the origin of the drink, the After Eight cocktail is believed to have originated in the mid-1980s in the United States. It is thought to have generated with an American mixology tradition. The drink even though believed to be traditional, it has evolved and many variations of the After Eight cocktail are loved by people around the world.
Ingredients And Popular Method Of Preparing After Eight
The traditional cocktail consists of Crème de Cacao and Peppermint Schnapps. To prepare the drink, the cocktail shaker is filled with cracked ice. The Crème de Cacao and Peppermint Schnapps are added to the shaker. The mixture is shaken vigorously to blend and mix. Later the chilled cocktail is strained and poured into a Shot glass to serve. After Eight cocktail is garnished with a mint leaf before serving.
Serving After Eight Drink
The cocktail is usually served as ‘on the rocks’ into a Rocks glass or it can served without ice in a Shot glass.
Variations of After Eight Recipe
There are many variations to the After Eight cocktail which include- Polar Bear Cooler, Polar Bear in a Blizzard, Polar Bear Drink, etc.