Crème de Menthe Recipe

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Crème de Menthe Recipe

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
2655
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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
399g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1.7%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
415g
100%
Vitamin A
370µg
41%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.4%
Vitamin C
24mg
40%
Calcium
378mg
38%
Fiber
12g
50%
Folate (food)
192µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
192µg
48%
Iron
22mg
100%
Magnesium
118mg
30%
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
132mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
848mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.1%
Sodium
77mg
3%
Sugars, added
399g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Zinc
2mg
14%