Mint Cream
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Mint Cream
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The Mint Cream is a refreshing cocktail that combines the robust kick of white rum with the smooth richness of cream and the invigorating mint flavor of crème de menthe. ... more The Mint Cream is a refreshing cocktail that combines the robust kick of white rum with the smooth richness of cream and the invigorating mint flavor of crème de menthe. This concoction creates a harmonious blend of bold and creamy textures with an unmistakable hint of mint, delivering a sophisticated and indulgent drinking experience. Typically served in a stylish cocktail glass, the Mint Cream offers both visual and sensory appeal with its elegant presentation that often includes a maraschino cherry garnish. This cocktail provides a pleasing contrast between the heat of the rum and the cooling sensation of mint, making it a delightful choice for those who appreciate a balance of flavors in their beverages.
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Cocktail cherry
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18.33% | 1.65 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mint Cream

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of cream, a shot of crème de menthe and a shot of white rum in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a red-stemmed maraschino cherry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Mint Cream cocktail to achieve the best texture and temperature?

To properly shake the Mint Cream cocktail, fill a shaker with ice cubes and add the white rum, cream, and creme de menthe. Secure the lid or shaker tin on top and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures that the mixture is well-chilled and that the cream is adequately aerated, resulting in a smooth, frothy texture. Finally, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with a Mint Cream cocktail to enhance its appearance and flavor?

A fresh mint sprig works best as a garnish for a Mint Cream cocktail. Not only does it enhance the drink's appearance with a pop of green color, but it also complements the minty flavor profile of the creme de menthe. Optionally, a sprinkle of grated chocolate on top can add a delightful contrast of flavors.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Mint Cream cocktail suitable for individuals who are lactose intolerant?

The Mint Cream cocktail contains cream, which is a dairy product that contains lactose. Therefore, it might not be suitable for individuals who are lactose intolerant. However, you can substitute the cream with a lactose-free cream alternative or a dairy-free milk (such as coconut milk or almond milk) that has a creamy consistency to make it more accommodating.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of mint-flavored liqueur if I don't have Creme De Menthe for the Mint Cream cocktail?

Yes, if you don't have Creme De Menthe, you can use another mint-flavored liqueur as a substitute. However, keep in mind that the flavor intensity and sweetness can vary between brands and types, so you may need to adjust the quantity accordingly. Peppermint schnapps is a possible alternative, but since it's usually stronger, start with a smaller amount and taste to adjust.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Mint Cream compare to that of other popular creamy cocktails?

Mint Cream has an alcohol content of 18.33%, which positions it within the moderate range of creamy cocktails. For comparison, a White Russian, which also combines cream with alcohol, has an alcohol content that can vary between 18% to 20% based on the proportions used. Therefore, Mint Cream's alcohol content is quite similar to other popular creamy cocktails, making it neither particularly strong nor weak in comparison.

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