Creme de Menthe
Author: Chief Mixologist
Creme de Menthe is a sweet liqueur that has a strong mint flavor and is used in many cocktails. It is glorious when poured over ice creams or used in mousse. It makes a great pie, too.
  • 1 Cup 80 proof vodka
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 ounces mint extract
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 1/2 Cup green mint leaves, washed
  1. Combine the vodka, water, extract of mint, and mint leaves.
  2. Cover and let mixture infuse for 10 days. Strain and add white sugar.
  3. Shake vigorously until the sugar is absorbed. Let stand overnight.
  4. If the green is not deep enough, add green food coloring.
  5. If you want clear creme de menthe, buy clear mint extract and omit the mint leaves.
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