Creme De Menthe - Dairy Free

Total Time
576hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 576 hrs

A yummy liqure that is great to use in Martini's. Also a wonderful holiday gift. Allow for 4 weeks to sit.


  1. Soak mint leaves (or extract) in the vodka for 14 days, shaking once daily.
  2. Strain out mint leaves.
  3. Mix sugar and water in pot.
  4. Heat at moderatly high heat and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Let cool, then add to vodka.
  6. Put into a glass jar and sit in a cool, dark place for 2 more weeks.
  7. Add green food colouring (until it reaches appealing colour).
  8. Place in bottle and enjoy or label for a gift.
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Crème De Menthe As with other “crème de� liqueurs, this term comes from the French phrase “crème de la crème� meaning the “best of the best� and does not mean the liqueur contains any cream. “Menthe� is the French for mint. To make their Crème de Menthe liqueur, De Kuyper use the oil extracted from fresh mint leaves which is then distilled and infused into a fine spirit. Other ingredients according to De Kuyper’s own recipe are then added – such as sugar and colouring. Once the blend has been made, the mixture is then allowed to marry for several weeks to develop a fuller flavour. Generally the De Kuyper Crème de Menthe referred to on the in-the-spirit website is the Green style unless otherwise specified. Some liqueur producers make a clear version – often referred to as “white� but this is very difficult to find and is most likely to be found in the collection of an exclusive cocktail bar rather than in your local supermarket.

Chef Deb September 27, 2008

This is a VERY good recipe however, as one reviewer noticed "no creme anywhere", so I added one recipe of sweetened condensed milk #14062 and only added 1 cup of sugar.

Stephen Shafer June 14, 2008

Just a little note - if you buy Creme de Menthe in a bottle there is no cream nor does it have a creamy texture. I looks like a clear, green liquor :-) Creme de Cacao isn't creamy either!

MarlaM June 14, 2008