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For today’s Did You Know we will look at Creme de Menthe Fun Facts

Creme de Menthe Fun Facts: Creme de Menthe (French for mint cream) is a sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage. Its flavor primarily derives from Corsican mint or dried peppermint.

  • The traditional formula steeps dried peppermint or Corsican mint leaves in grain alcohol for several weeks, followed by filtration and addition of sugar.
  • Creme de Menthe is available commercially in a colorless version and a green version.
  • Creme de menthe is traditionally served in a small tube shaped glass.
  • The origin of Creme de menthe is attributed to pharmacist Emile Giffard, while researching the digestive effects of mint.
  • Creme de menthe is an ingredient in several cocktails, such as the Grasshopper and the Stinger.
  • Creme de menthe is considered a traditional final alcoholic drink among mobsters before going off to serve time in jail.

Key Date

  • September 15th is National Creme de Menthe Day.

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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Creme de Menthe

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