16 Delicious Creme de Menthe Cocktails

Crème de menthe is a delicious minty liqueur you’ll find in many classic cocktails. It’s made with either peppermint or spearmint extract, and sometimes both. It can be clear (called “white”) or green in color, and has a sweet, minty flavor. This list of some of the best creme de menthe cocktail recipes includes both the white and green version.

Grasshopper drink with mint sprig on table

This tasty liqueur is used in a variety of cocktails, as well as in baking and desserts. Famous creme de menthe drinks include two classic popular cocktails, the Grasshopper and the Stinger. Both of which make great after-dinner drinks.

The history of crème de menthe is uncertain. It may have originated in either the UK or France in the 19th century. It became popular in the US in the early 20th century, particularly during the Prohibition era.

It’s somewhat fallen out of favor with mixologists in recent years, possibly because it can have an overpowering flavor. But it’s a great spirit to get to know and love.

Crème de Menthe Drinks