What can I make using crème de menthe when I don't have many other alcoholic ingredients?

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If you have a bottle of crème de menthe and find yourself with a limited selection of other alcoholic ingredients, you still have some delicious options. Crème de menthe is a versatile mint-flavored liqueur that can be the star of your cocktail with just a couple of other components. Here are a few top-rated suggestions:
1. Grasshopper Cream (Rating: 4.8/5)
This cocktail is an excellent choice if you have some milk, cream, crème de cacao, and coconut cream. The Grasshopper Cream offers a luxurious blend of sweet and minty flavors, reminiscent of a mint-chocolate indulgence. The creamy texture from the milk and cream base is complemented by the chocolate undertones from crème de cacao and the refreshing zing from crème de menthe. This drink is served cold in a cocktail glass and is a sophisticated choice to enjoy after a meal or as a standalone treat.

2. Grasshopper (Rating: 4.78/5)
A classic and simpler option is the Grasshopper, which uses crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream. This cocktail has a bright green color and a deliciously creamy and refreshing flavor. It's known for its minty and chocolatey taste, making it a fantastic after-dinner drink. You just need equal parts of each ingredient for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail.

3. Mint Aero (Rating: 3.94/5)
If you're in the mood for a shot, the Mint Aero is a quick and delightful choice. This visually appealing layered shot combines crème de menthe with Baileys, offering a sweet and minty flavor inspired by the chocolate bar of the same name. This simple yet elegant drink can be a hit at gatherings or for a personal treat.

These cocktails highlight the versatility of crème de menthe and can be made with minimal ingredients. Enjoy experimenting with these refreshing and indulgent drinks!

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Crème de menthe

You asked: cocktails with crème de menthe and few ingredients. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Grasshopper Cream

The Grasshopper Cream is a smooth, creamy cocktail that offers a delightful blend of sweet and minty flavors. As a...

Milk (30ml), Cream (30ml), Creme De Cacao (30ml), Coconut Cream (30ml), Creme De Menthe (30ml)

5 ingredients
4.8 / 5


The Grasshopper cocktail, also known as the "Shamrock Shake," is a creamy and refreshing drink with a history dating back...

Cream (20ml), Creme De Cacao (20ml), Creme De Menthe (20ml)

3 ingredients
4.78 / 5

Flying Grasshopper

The Flying Grasshopper cocktail is a delightful and creamy concoction that tantalizes the taste buds with its unique blend of...

Cream (30ml), Creme De Menthe (22.5ml), Creme De Cacao (22.5ml), Vodka (22.5ml)

4 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Emerald Envy

The Emerald Envy is a visually striking cocktail with its vibrant green hue, courtesy of crème de menthe, a mint-flavored...

Vodka (60ml), Lemonade (Top up), Creme De Menthe (45ml)

3 ingredients
4 / 5

Mint Chocolate Ice

The Mint Chocolate Ice cocktail offers a delightful blend of flavors that conjure images of a liquid dessert in a...

Coffee liqueur (45ml), Milk (Top up), Peppermint Schnapps (45ml)

3 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Mint Aero

The Mint Aero is a delightfully simple and visually appealing layered cocktail that draws its inspiration from the chocolate bar...

Bailey's (15ml), Creme De Menthe (15ml)

2 ingredients
3.94 / 5

Chocolate Mint Martini

The Chocolate Mint Martini is a decadent cocktail that combines the rich, indulgent flavors of chocolate and mint, balancing them...

Vodka (30ml), Creme De Menthe (15ml), Coffee liqueur (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Minty Madness

The Minty Madness is a cocktail that, as its name implies, offers a refreshing mint flavor profile with a creamy...

Bailey's (60ml), Cream (90ml), Creme De Menthe (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.65 / 5

Mint Cream

The Mint Cream is a refreshing cocktail that combines the robust kick of white rum with the smooth richness of...

White rum (30ml), Cream (30ml), Creme De Menthe (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.61 / 5

Cloughey Mint

The Cloughey Mint cocktail is a layered shot that combines the richness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the refreshing, herbal...

Bailey's (30ml), Cream (Top up), Creme De Menthe (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.58 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is crème de menthe?

Crème de menthe is a mint-flavored liqueur that is available in green and clear varieties. It’s commonly used in cocktails for its refreshing minty taste.

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Can crème de menthe be used in desserts?

Yes, crème de menthe is often used to enhance the flavor of desserts such as ice creams, cakes, and brownies, providing a refreshing minty note.

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How should crème de menthe be stored?

Crème de menthe should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Once opened, it should be tightly sealed to maintain its flavor and quality.

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What are some non-alcoholic uses for crème de menthe?

Crème de menthe can be used in small amounts to flavor coffee, hot chocolate, or even to create minty syrups for mocktails and sodas.

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Is crème de menthe gluten-free?

Most crème de menthe brands are gluten-free, but it’s always best to check the specific brand’s label if you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity.

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