What is Crème de Menthe?:
Crème de menthe is a mint-flavored liqueur
that is very sweet and is available in both white and green bottlings. Like other crème liqueurs, it is not creamy like "cream" liqueurs, but "crème" refers to a higher amount of sugar that is used. This is one of the liqueurs that, while not absolutely essential to have stocked in a bar
, is nice to have around and at a price that is typically less than $10, it is an affordable addition.
White crème de menthe is actually clear in color and the green is typically a darker green. These color options are important to consider when mixing cocktails.
Green Crème de Menthe Cocktails:
White Crème de Menthe Cocktails:
Use white crème de menthe when you want a neutral colored spirit with the mint flavor. It can also be used as a substitute for peppermint schnapps.