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Homemade Crème de Menthe

Homemade Creme de Menthe is very easy to make and lasts indefinitely when stored in a cool dark place. Great for cocktails and in recipes like Grasshopper Pie.

Course Cocktails, Cocktail Syrup
Cuisine American
Keyword creme de menthe recipe, homemade creme de menthe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 40 2-ounce servings (10-11 cups total volume)
Calories 184 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 8 cups water
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 pint 190 proof grain alcohol (I used Everclear brand)
  • 3 tablespoons peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon green food coloring


  1. Combine the sugar and water. Heat until the sugar dissolved (happens quickly; no need to boil it), stirring frequently to hasten the process. Allow to cool.
  2. Once cool add the grain alcohol, peppermint extract and green coloring.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Crème de Menthe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 0g0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.