The Misty Mint cocktail is ridiculously easy to make. It’s a twist on a recipe I found in a book once, which was even simpler: just creme de menthe over ice.
But for some – like me – that’s an overwhelming concentration of mint flavor. So I came up with this drink recipe, as a refreshing yet still simple alternative.
You could use vodka in place of rum, if you prefer a pure but slightly weakened mint flavor. The rum adds a touch of sweetness with hints of caramel or molasses.
This is a nice drink for cooling off, but it can also be great in cold weather, since mint is a traditional winter flavor. If you’re cold, you can leave out the ice – just pour the two ingredients into a glass at room temperature and serve.
I think this one looks great on its own, but if you want to be fancy for guests or something, I’d suggest laying a chocolate mint candy across the top.
If you like this one, check out the Junior Mint, which adds a chocolate flavor to the mint. Or if you need something creamier and more like a dessert in a glass, try the Grasshopper.
Misty Mint drink recipe
This delicious drink tastes like sweetened mint with hints of caramel from the rum. It's refreshing and so easy to make with just two ingredients.
- 1 1/5 ounces green creme de menthe
- 1 ounce white rum
- Fill a hurricane glass three-quarters of the way with crushed ice.
- Pour in the creme de menthe.
- Pour in the rum.
- Stir until mixed.
- Garnish with mint and serve.
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