Crème de menthe

From Cookipedia



Creme de menthe.jpg

Crème de menthe (French for mint cream) is a sweet, mint-flavoured alcoholic beverage. Its flavour is primarily derived from Corsican mint. It is available commercially in a colourless colourless colourless colourless colourless colourless colourless colourless colourless colourless and a green version (which obtains its colour from the mint leaves or from the addition of colouring, if extract and not the leaves are used to make the liqueur). Both varieties have similar flavours and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the colour is important.

Crème de menthe is used as an ingredient in several cocktails, such as the Grasshopper and the Stinger, and is also served as an after-dinner drink and can be used in food recipes as a flavouring. The traditional formula involves steeping dried peppermint or Corsican mint leaves in grain alcohol for several weeks (creating a naturally green colour), followed by filtration and the addition of sugar.

Crème de menthe is a key ingredient in Grasshopper pie to which it gives the mint flavour and the green colour.

Source

Find recipes that contain 'Crème de menthe'