Difference Between Peppermint Schnapps and Creme De Menthe
Peppermint schnapps is a strong alcoholic drink that is made with peppermint extract, sugar and alcohol. It is clear in color and has a strong, minty flavor.
Creme de menthe is a lighter alcoholic drink that is made with mint leaves, sugar and alcohol. It can be clear or green in color and has a sweet, minty flavor. You can typically substitute peppermint schnapps for the clear version in any creme de menthe cocktails.
The gorgeous and tasty Candy Cane Cocktail tastes just like its namesake. It's all mint and berry with a hint of chocolate. It's got just enough cream to make it feel luxurious, and the pink color of the drink in a glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy is just beautiful.
The Ground Zero cocktail has a strange combination of flavors. Peppermint and mocha mingle with whiskey for a taste that’s just plain hard to describe, and definitely not for everyone. It’s sort of smoky and minty and earthy.
This delicious drink blends creme de cacao with cream and peppermint schnapps. It tastes like its namesake, or of chocolate thin mint cookies. It's absolutely delicious and very easy to make. It looks great at parties when you decorate it with mini candy canes.
The Moscow Moose is super simple, but super delicious. No frou frou here – in fact, the entire drink is pure alcohol. You can always serve it over the rocks if that’s a bit strong for you (or for the occasion).
This delicious little shot blends the berry flavor of grenadine with creme de menthe and peppermint schnapps. The combination tastes like a peppermint stick with berry flavoring. It's easier to pour than you think, and it looks beautiful. Perfect for the holiday season, or anytime!
This rich, creamy drink has an incredible flavor. It blends Kahlua and Irish cream with peppermint schnapps for a flavor that's something like a chocolate mint coffee. If only real Christmas Cookies tasted this good!
The Chocolate Paradise is actually a chocolate peppermint flavored paradise. It blends peppermint schnapps with chocolate milk to make a cold and very grown-up version of hot chocolate with peppermint.
The Grand Master is basically scotch and soda with a touch of peppermint schnapps. As with any whiskey based cocktail, you'll want to choose a drinkable whiskey, but not one that's special enough to be savored alone.