Crème de menthe

Creme de menthe is a liqueur obtained by adding mint leaves or extract to neutral alcohol, after which it's filtered, sweetened, lightly aged, and bottled. Green variants get their hue either from the macerated mint leaves or from natural coloring agents.

Crème de menthe was invented by Emile Giffard in 1885 who was a dispensing pharmacist undertaking research on mint and its digestive and refreshment properties. Is an ingredient in many cocktails, such as the Grasshopper and the Stinger. It is also served as a digestif and used in cooking as a flavoring.

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A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. The drink was allegedly created in 1919 in New Orleans, but it didn’t become a household name until the 1950s. The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.