Crème de Menthe Recipe

Crème de Menthe Recipe
Staff Writer

A critical component of The Grasshopper Cocktail. Infinitely better than the vile neon green mouthwash that passes itself off as most commercial crème de menthe. The process takes a full day, but we assure you that it's worth it. 

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1
Servings
3828
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  fresh mint leaves
  • 2  Cups  vodka
  • 2  Cups  sugar
  • 1.5  Cups  water

Directions

Roughly tear 1 ½ cups of mint leaves, and place in a sealable jar with the vodka for 12 hours, shaking every once in a while during the steeping process. After 12 hours, strain out all the mint leaves using a fine mesh tea strainer and return the vodka to the jar. Bring water and sugar to a simmer until the sugar is dissolved, and let cool before combining with the vodka. Roughly tear up the remaining half- cup of mint leaves and place them in the jar with the vodka and syrup, steeping for another 12 hours. Strain out the mint leaves and place crème de menthe in a re-sealable bottle.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
139g
100%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
46g
100%
Cholesterol
288mg
96%
Carbohydrate, by difference
309g
100%
Protein
130g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
390µg
56%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
4mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
260mg
26%
Choline, total
327mg
77%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
62g
100%
Folate, total
320µg
80%
Iron, Fe
27mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
214mg
67%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
50mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
1355mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
196µg
100%
Sodium, Na
655mg
44%
Thiamin
4mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
757g
28%
Zinc, Zn
11mg
100%

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