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Homemade Créme de Menthe Recipe

Enjoy the fresh minty flavor of this greenish-yellow liqueur. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 hrs
Total Time22 hrs 10 mins
Course: Alcoholic drink
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Créme de Menthe
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1 cup mint leaves torn
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 cups vodka
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 0.5 cup mint leaves fresh


  • To make Créme de Menthe, place 1 cup of torn mint leaves into 1.5 cups of vodka and steep overnight, then strain.
  • Make a simple syrup by boiling ½ cup of sugar with 1 cup of water. Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Combine infused vodka, simple syrup, and ½ cup of fresh mint leaves and steep overnight.
  • Strain completely, removing all particles. You can use it to make cocktails or in baking. 


Créme de Menthe is a very sweet and strongly flavored liqueur that is best enjoyed in a mixed cocktail like a Grasshopper, Stinger, or a festive milkshake!