White crème de menthe

Crème de menthe is a sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic liquor. It is offered commercially in a colorless variant (called "white") and a green variant (colored by the mint leaves or by leaves extract instead of leaves). Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, and typically have 25% alcohol by volume.

The mint-flavored crème de menthe originated in the late-19th century. Crème de cacao, as a style of chocolate liqueur, dates hundreds of years earlier.

Creme de menthe is available in two versions, green and white (clear). There is no detectable flavor difference between the two. When a recipe calls for creme de menthe, the white type is usually used.

White crème de menthe is also great with

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