crème de menthe

\ ˈkrem-də-ˈmen(t)th How to pronounce crème de menthe (audio) , ˈkrēm-, -ˈmint, ˈkrem-də-ˈmänt \

Definition of crème de menthe

: a sweet green or colorless mint-flavored liqueur

Examples of crème de menthe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "9 things we learned at the 2020 San Antonio Cocktail Conference," 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, "10 buzzworthy coffee cocktails around Chicago," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of crème de menthe

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème de menthe

French, literally, cream of mint

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The first known use of crème de menthe was circa 1878

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English Language Learners Definition of crème de menthe

: a sweet and often green alcoholic drink with a mint flavor

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