Homemade Creme De Menthe + Drink Recipes

Creme de Menthe

Making Creme de Menthe at home is easy and only takes a couple days to have a delicious, smooth liquor to add to any drink for a minty kick.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword alcoholic, mint, vodka
Prep Time 20 minutes
Steeping Time 1 day
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 172kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 1/2 cups mint leaves
  • 375 ml cheap vodka
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar


  • Tear up 1 cup of the mint leaves and place them in a resealable jar
  • Pour the vodka over top of the mint leaves and let steep for about 12 hours
  • Strain the mint leaves from the vodka
  • Boil the water and sugar together until the sugar has completely dissolved, letting simmer for about 5 minutes to make simple syrup
  • Add the simple syrup to the vodka and the rest of the mint leaves
  • Let the mixture steep for another 10-12 hours
  • Strain the mint leaves out, making sure to remove all of them
  • Store in a resealable container


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg