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National Creme de Menthe Day

Indulge in the refreshing flavors of National Creme de Menthe Day - from cocktails to desserts, this minty holiday is a must-try for all!
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September 15
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Introduction

Get ready to raise your glasses and toast to National Creme de Menthe Day on September 15! This deliciously minty liqueur has been enjoyed for centuries, with its first known appearance in the 19th century. It's made from a combination of water, sugar, and of course, mint leaves. Not only is it a popular ingredient in cocktails, but it also has medicinal properties – who knew that indulging in this tasty drink could actually be good for you? So let's all cheers to this special day and savor every sip of this refreshing treat!

History of National Creme de Menthe Day

National Creme de Menthe Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creme de Menthe Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>The minty liqueur known as Creme de Menthe was created by Emile Giffard, a French pharmacist looking to invent a cooling digestive aid.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1908</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Creme de Menthe Cocktail</div><div class='timeline-text'>A cocktail known as the Stinger, mixing Creme de Menthe with brandy, first appeared in Recipe's book of cocktails.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creme de Menthe in Desserts</div><div class='timeline-text'>Grasshopper cocktail, a dessert style cocktail that uses both green and white Creme de Menthe for a unique blend, originated in New Orleans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>James Bond Connection</div><div class='timeline-text'>Creme de Menthe makes a cameo in Ian Fleming's James Bond novel "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", securing its pop-culture status.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creme de Menthe Indicator of Fashion</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1980s, Creme de Menthe's prominence in a cocktail was seen as an indicator of the drinker's sophistication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Mixology and Creme de Menthe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The rise of craft cocktails in the 2000s prompted a resurgence in using Creme de Menthe as a base for inventive new drinks.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Creme de Menthe Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a minty cocktail</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some creme de menthe with your favorite alcohol, like vodka or rum, to create a refreshing and minty cocktail. Add some fresh mint leaves for an extra touch of flavor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Indulge in a mint chocolate dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Creme de Menthe Day with a decadent dessert made with mint and chocolate. Whether it's a mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae or a chocolate peppermint cake, this is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a tour of a mint distillery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you live near a distillery that produces creme de menthe, why not take a tour and learn more about the process and history of this delicious liqueur? You may even get to sample some of their products!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a DIY mint beauty treatment</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Creme de menthe has cooling and refreshing properties, making it a perfect ingredient for DIY beauty treatments. Mix it with some honey and yogurt for a soothing face mask, or add it to your bath for a luxurious and minty soak.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a creme de menthe tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and have a creme de menthe tasting party! Buy different brands and flavors of this liqueur and compare notes on taste, aroma, and color. You may discover a new favorite to enjoy on future National Creme de Menthe Days.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Creme de Menthe Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a perfect after-dinner drink</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Creme de menthe, a mint-flavored liqueur, is known for its refreshing and sweet taste. It's the perfect way to end a meal, especially during the summer months when you're looking for something light and cool to sip on.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It adds a delicious twist to cocktails</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Creme de menthe can be added to a variety of cocktails to give them a minty kick. Some popular combinations include creme de menthe with chocolate or coffee flavors. You can experiment with different recipes and find your favorite combination!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's versatile in cooking and baking</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Creme de menthe can also be used in cooking and baking to add a touch of mint flavor. From brownies to cupcakes, it adds an interesting twist to traditional dessert recipes. You can even use it to make homemade ice cream or frosting!</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts About Creme de Menthe

National Creme de Menthe Day FAQs

When is National Creme de Menthe Day?

National Creme de Menthe Day is celebrated on September 15th every year. In 2024, National Creme de Menthe Day will take place on a Sunday.

National Creme de Menthe Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 15

Friday

2024

Sep 15

Sunday

2025

Sep 15

Monday

2026

Sep 15

Tuesday

2027

Sep 15

Wednesday

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