crème de menthe


ˈkrem-də-ˈmen(t)th How to pronounce crème de menthe (audio)
: a sweet green or colorless mint-flavored liqueur

Examples of crème de menthe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grasshopper This classic, equal-parts cocktail satiates both the traditionalist (the history of the Grasshopper cocktail dates back to 1918), and the innovative, with its vibrant shade of green imparted by the creme de menthe. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Somewhere out there are drinkers for whom the Stinger is a regular pleasure, who crave Grasshoppers after dinner, burning through creme de menthe like Hummers through gasoline. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Whip some creme de menthe—a mint-flavor liqueur—into your batter and frosting for darling brownie bites that crumble with cool minty flavor. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Mar. 2024 Orange Flower Water: Orange flower water is usually considered a powerful ingredient but is dwarfed by absinthe and creme de menthe. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024 Either way, don’t skip the ice cream drinks, which include a grasshopper with swirls of emerald-colored creme de menthe liquor and ice cream coifed into a tower as tall as a beehive hairdo. Pam Leblanc, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Oct. 2022 Mint Cookies N' Cream has creme de menthe and Oreo cookies. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 One: Creme de cacao, creme de banana, creme de menthe and all the other sweet elixirs bearing the name actually contain no cream. Mike Sutter,, 22 Jan. 2020 The Mint Condition, 1st Edition is made with bourbon whiskey, creme de menthe, St. Brendans Irish cream, simple syrup and La Colombe coffee ($10). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, 28 Sep. 2017

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Word History


French, literally, cream of mint

First Known Use

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème de menthe was circa 1878

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“Crème de menthe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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