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
3600
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
121g
100%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Carbohydrate, by difference
311g
100%
Protein
34g
74%
Vitamin A, RAE
1446µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
72mg
96%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1671µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
948mg
95%
Choline, total
65mg
15%
Copper, Cu
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
69g
100%
Folate, total
572µg
100%
Iron, Fe
36mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
362mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
7mg
100%
Niacin
20mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
631mg
90%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
41µg
75%
Sodium, Na
451mg
30%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
853g
32%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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