We’ve rounded up 15 vibrant Creme De Menthe cocktails that you can easily mix at home, from the delicious Hot Peppermint Patty to the sophisticated Stinger.
There’s a time for sharp, clean flavors and a time for sweet, delicious drinks—but crème de menthe is a wonderful concoction that embodies both qualities.
If you’re looking for something that’s dazzlingly refreshing, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration.
This sweet liqueur was developed by a pharmacist in France by the name of Emile Giffard.
From there, crème de menthe continued to evolve.
It found its way into mint cocktails and became a staple in decades of cocktail bars.
And while it’s true that many people associate this liqueur with mint chocolates and the like, there is nothing quite like well-crafted creme de menthe cocktails.
Its vibrant green hue and sweet flavor can make for a bold and exciting cocktail—no matter what time of year it is.
Whether you’re looking for something to serve for summer gatherings or to celebrate the holidays in style, you can’t go wrong with a luscious crème de menthe beverage.
So, bring out your cocktail shaker and get ready to discover some of the tastiest, most vibrant drinks you’ve ever had.
#11 is my favorite, so keep an eye out for that one!
1. Grasshopper Cocktail
Post-dinner drinks have never been more revitalizing than this minty, creamy cocktail.
Invented in the 1910s, this drink is best for a late-night indulgence or as an elegant drink to start your next dinner party.
Over 100 years later, the Grasshopper Cocktail is still one of the most popular crème de menthe cocktails.
And I’m not surprised—the chocolate and mint flavor is a decadent combination that’s simply irresistible.
To make this drink, you’ll need crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream, all mixed for this iconic cocktail.
If you love mint chocolate and are looking for a fun dessert drink, you’re going to love sipping on this.
Want a brunch cocktail that’s infused with a little bit of history?
Look no further than the Absinthe Suissesse.
The reputation of absinthe has undergone a dramatic change in recent years.
But when this drink was first concocted in New Orleans, this was something of a legend.
It’s a combination of absinthe, crème de menthe, egg white, and cream, and the result is an invigorating, decadent cocktail that you’ll be sipping on all through brunch.
Once you’ve tasted this minty, creamy drink, you won’t be able to look at absinthe the same way again.
Dubbed an adult milkshake, this ice cream, brandy, and crème de menthe drink can be whipped up in minutes to leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
The crème de menthe lends a vibrant green hue, and the result is a cocktail that’s sure to go down smoothly on hot summer days.
Simply add all the ingredients to a blender, and you’ll have a tasty frozen drink that will have you coming back for more.
Whether you’re looking to cool down on a scorching hot afternoon or want to indulge in a little post-dinner treat, this drink is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Tequila and crème de menthe might seem unusual at first—but this cocktail is truly special.
Combining the bright and sweet minty flavor of crème de menthe with the smooth, smoky tequila notes makes for a drink that lets both flavors shine.
This particular cocktail is best served as an after-dinner treat, but it also makes for a great drink to sip on as you unwind after a long day.
And let’s not forget the Midori, grapefruit juice, and pineapple juice in this drink round out the flavors perfectly.
If you love bold, exciting cocktails and are willing to experiment with new combinations, then you’re going to want to give this drink a try.
Who says that peppermint and candy cane can’t be enjoyed all year round?
The Candy Cane Cocktail is a truly delectable mix of crème de menthe, vodka, candy canes, and white creme de cacao.
You don’t need to wait for the holidays to enjoy this sweet and minty drink.
This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit all year long.
Those girl scout cookies hit the spot, don’t they?
Well, this boozy creation takes all of the flavors you love about your favorite cookies and turns them into a delightful beverage you’ll be craving again and again.
With Kahlua, crème de menthe, and optional Andes chocolates and mint leaves, you’ll have a drink that looks and tastes like your favorite treat.
This Thin Mint Cocktail is a great way to unwind after a long day or to serve your guests as a fun and festive cocktail.
OK, so the name of this cocktail is a bit strange, but trust me—this drink is absolutely delicious.
With a combo of white chocolate liqueur, crème de menthe, and peppermint vodka, this mix is a minty and fun treat.
Whether you’re looking for an indulgent dessert drink to enjoy after dinner or a festive cocktail to serve at your holiday party, this is the drink for you.
One thing’s for sure; this cocktail is incredibly easy to drink.
So pace yourself as you enjoy this toothsome boozy fusion.
Looking for a hot, minty, and boozy treat?
This alcohol-infused cocoa drink is just what you need.
A mixture of crème de menthe, peppermint schnapps, milk, crème de cacao, and cocoa mix, this drink is the ultimate hot chocolate indulgence.
If you’re looking for something to warm you up on a cold winter night or simply want to treat yourself to something sweet that can give you that delightful alcoholic buzz, look no further.
To make it even more indulgent, you can top this off with whipped cream and some grated chocolate.
Colorful, refreshing, and invigorating—this is the drink for you if you want something bright and exciting.
With Baileys Irish Cream, crème de menthe, and vodka, this candy-tasting cocktail is sure to be an instant favorite.
All you need to do is shake these ingredients with some ice, and you’ll be ready to enjoy this genuinely mouthwatering elixir.
Sip on this drink to start or end your night in style, and you’re sure to feel refreshed and invigorated.
10. Leprechaun Beer
A list of green-colored cocktails would not be complete without a little nod to the classic Irish drink, beer!
You only need two ingredients to make this fun beverage: green crème de menthe and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Simply pour these two liquids over ice, and you’ll instantly have a festive, minty cocktail.
Coffee is always a great way to start or end your day, and this minty twist on a classic is sure to be a new favorite.
Made with crème de menthe, Bailey’s Irish Cream, coffee, and ice, this drink is creamy and can be made in a matter of minutes.
Simply pour the ingredients into a shaker and have boozy and indulgent coffee.
A sophisticated drink if there ever was one, the Stinger is a classic cocktail that can make you feel fabulously cosmopolitan.
With crème de menthe and cognac, this beverage embodies high society.
It may seem like a simple two-ingredient recipe, but you’ll be absolutely amazed by this drink’s delicious flavors and kick.
You might have already tried the classic gin Alexander with its creamy and sweet flavors, but this version is a fantastic choice for mint lovers.
Made with all the same ingredients as its classic counterpart but with a bit of extra mint, this drink is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the taste of fresh mint.
Just try it out for yourself—you’ll soon see why everyone’s talking about this minty twist on a classic drink.
If you’re looking for an elegant and unique drink to try, then this Pousse Cafe Cocktail is a great option.
With the grenadine and crème de menthe layered on top of a martini glass with crème de cacao and maraschino liqueur, this drink is sure to impress.
With all the colors and layers, this drink is absolutely stunning.
15. Welsh Dragon
The Welsh Dragon sounds like a fiery drink that’s fabulous for any adventurous drinker.
With peach schnapps, melon liqueur, orange juice, crème de menthe, and pineapple juice, this drink combines fun, fruity flavors.
All you need to do is mix these ingredients and top them off with a cherry, and you’ll have a smooth, fruity cocktail that tastes like a sweet and exotic dream.
The bottom line
When the mood strikes for something sweet, minty, and refreshingly boozy, look no further than creme de menthe cocktails.
The minty flavor of this liqueur lends itself seamlessly to a range of different cocktails, from indulgent milkshakes to sophisticated sips.
Whether you’re looking for something sweet and decadent or bright and invigorating, creme de menthe cocktails have something for everyone.
So arm yourself with some of this delicious liqueur and get ready to mix up a refreshing cocktail that will delight your taste buds.
15 Vibrant Creme De Menthe Cocktails
We've rounded up 15 vibrant Creme De Menthe cocktails that you can easily mix at home, from the delicious Hot Peppermint Patty to the sophisticated Stinger.
- Grasshopper Cocktail
- Absinthe Suissesse
- Frozen Mint Brandy Alexander
- Candy Cane Cocktail
- Thin Mint Cocktail
- Elf's Panties
- Hot Peppermint Patty
- Emerald Crush
- Leprechaun Beer
- Mint Irish Iced Coffee
- Mint Gin Alexander
- Pousse Cafe Cocktail
- Welsh Dragon
- Choose your favorite drink from our list of Vibrant Creme De Menthe Cocktails.
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