Add Some Minty Fun To Your Cocktails With Creme De Menthe

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Introduction

Looking for a way to spice up your cocktails? Add some Creme de Menthe! This minty liqueur can be used to add a refreshing flavor to any drink. It's perfect for summertime drinks, and it can also be used to make delicious winter cocktails too. In this blog post, we will discuss the different ways that you can use Creme de Menthe in your cocktails, and we will provide some recipes for you to try out. Enjoy!

This History Of Creme de Menthe

In the 1880s, France was the epicenter of all things boozy and fabulous. It was here that Emile Giffard, a young pharmacist with a passion for invention, set out to study the properties of herbs. After experimenting with a variety of herbs and spices, he finally settled on mint. He called his creation Crème de Menthe, and it quickly became a popular addition to cocktails and desserts.

Today, Crème de Menthe is still made according to Giffard's original recipe. It is smooth and sweet, with a refreshing hint of mint. And while it's no longer quite as trendy as it was in the 1880s, it remains a classic ingredient in many classic cocktails, from the Grasshopper to the Stinger. So next time you're in the mood for something minty and delicious, try a little Crème de Menthe. Chances are, you'll be glad you did.

The Stinger

How To Make The Samarian Sunset Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Dry Gin
  • 0.5 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 0.5 oz Bianco Vermouth
  • 3 dashes Lemon Bitters
  • 1 dash Saline Solution

Glass:

Old Fashioned

Garnish:

Lemon Peel

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, add Dry Gin, Creme de Menthe, Bianco Vermouth, Lemon Bitters, and Saline Solution.
  2. Mix well and strain into an ice filled Old Fashioned Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Lemon Peel and serve.

After 8

How To Make The After 8 Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 0.5 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Orange Peel

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, pour Bourbon Whiskey, Creme de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Lime Juice.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  3. Garnish with an Orange Peel and serve.

Fresh Cosmo

How To Make The Fresh Cosmo Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Peppermint Bitters

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Mint Leaf

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Vodka, Creme de Menthe, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, and Peppermint Bitters.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Mint Leaf and serve.

Summer Sip

How To Make The Summer Sip Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 0.75 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Campari
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Soda Water

Glass:

Collins

Garnish:

Orange Slice

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with crushed ice, pour Creme de Menthe, Sweet Vermouth, Campari, and Lime Juice.
  2. Mix will and strain into an ice filled Collins Glass.
  3. Top with Soda Water, garnish with an Orange Slice, and serve.

Tips On How To Make The Best Creme de Menthe Cocktails

  • There is a variety of Creme de Menthe flavors. Try swapping Creme de Cacao, white Creme de Menthe, white Creme de Cacao, or green Creme de Menthe in your cocktail.
  • Try switching up your cocktail presentation by serving in a highball glass, cocktail glass, or martini glass.
  • Garnish your minty fresh creamy cocktail with light cream or whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, mint leaves, or chocolate shavings.
  • Try adding green crème de menthe, white crème de menthe, or creme de cacao to your favorite classic cocktail, hot chocolate, or eggnog.

Recommended Creme de Menthe Brands

When it comes to creme de menthe, there are a few key things to look for in a quality brand. First, you want a creme that is smooth and creamy, with a pleasant mint flavor. It should also be nicely balanced, not too sweet or too bitter. Here are a few of our favorite brands that fit the bill:

Hiram Walker Creme de Menthe: This classic creme de menthe has been around for generations, and it's easy to see why it's still a favorite today. It's got a rich, creamy texture and a delightful mint flavor that isn't too sweet or sharp.

Creme de Menthe Liqueur by Giffard: This is another excellent choice for a classic creme de menthe. It's well-balanced and has a nice creamy texture. The mint flavor is refreshing without being too overpowering.

Creme de Menthe by Bols: This is a great option if you're looking for something on the sweeter side. It's got a lovely mint flavor with just enough sweetness to make it enjoyable. The texture is also pleasantly creamy.

What Food To Pair With Creme de Menthe Cocktails

The classic Creme de Menthe cocktail is a refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are serving it at a summer party or sipping it by the fireplace in winter, it is sure to please your guests. But what food should you serve with this refreshing drink? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Summer

For a summer party, pair your creme de menthe cocktails with light, refreshing foods such as salads, vegetable sticks, or sushi.

Winter

If you are hosting a winter gathering, try serving hearty appetizers such as lobster rolls or mini quiches. And for a festive holiday party, pair your drinks with sweets such as candy canes or gingerbread cookies. No matter what you serve, your guests are sure to enjoy their refreshments.

Conclusion

And that's a wrap on our Creme de Menthe cocktails! We hope you enjoyed this little tour of all the different ways you can work this unique flavor into your next drink. Whether you're looking for a fresh summertime sip or a cold, wintery nightcap, Creme de Menthe is a versatile ingredient that can add a touch of flavor to any cocktail. So grab a bottle and start mixing up something delicious!

Cheers,

Team Barsys