Archive of ‘Creme de menthe’ category

Tropical Storm, vodka cocktail

Today’s weather report: If you can’t make a Hurricane, create a Tropical Storm. Here’s a refreshing, minty mix for the late summer and the beginning of a close tropical weather watch. Our brew is a minty riff on the egg white-based Pisco Sour with vodka in a leading role and pineapple juice and creme de […]


Bourbon and Blanche, bourbon cocktail

Looking back over the past weeks’ recipes we do notice a preponderance of white spirits (gin, tequila, light rum and others of colorless ilk). For the next few days we’re giving brown spirits a fair shot at summer (and wish to thank our Kentucky and Tennessee followers for bringing this to our attention). Today’s drink […]


Green Hornet, whiskey cocktail

This mixture has all the signs of one of those Prohibition era cocktails in which raw characteristics of bad booze were made palatable with liqueur modifiers. Fear not: Good rye brings some sting, creme de menthe provides the herbal tingle, and the Chartreuse adds a dose of pepperiness. Green Hornet 3/4 ounce rye 3/4 ounce […]


Picadura, tequila cocktail

Picadura de abeja is Spanish for bee sting. The combination of anise and mint shaken with the tequila makes this a pleasant, layered drink. The sting comes later. Bzzzzzzzz! Picadura 1 1/2 ounces tequila 1 teaspoon Pastis 1 teaspoon white creme de menthe Combine the ingredients in mixing glass with several ice cubes. Stir evenly […]


Good Company, Irish whiskey cocktail

We will now — for the first time — introduce a cocktail by suggesting you go online and view a whiskey ad. The ad, almost a short film, is for Tullamore Dew, an Irish whiskey made in County Offaly. Good Company 1 1/2 ounce Tullamore Dew or another Irish whiskey 1/4 ounce creme de menthe […]


Sinsonte, Mexican cocktail

The English translation of this cocktail is mockingbird, but it sounds better in Spanish — and may even taste better. The creme de menthe and lime give the tequila a little kick in this Mexican version of a highball. Sinsonte 1 1/2 ounce tequila 1/4 ounce green creme de menthe Half a lime Chilled soda […]


26 Cents, presidential cocktail

Today is U.S. Presidents Day, a consolidated holiday celebrating the birthdays of George Washington, whose likeness appearance on the quarter, and Abraham Lincoln, who is on the penny. This martini derivative is named for their combined coinage value. 26 Cents 1 1/2 ounces gin 1/4 ounce triple sec 2 dashes orange bitters 2 drops green […]


Bobsled, icy fast cocktail

Fast and cold. That’s the two-man bobsled run, and also the character of this drink. Don’t try and finish this in record time. It takes less than 5 minutes to run the bobsled course — just about the time it takes to mix this drink. The Winter Olympics bobsled competition starts Sunday. Bobsled 2 ounces […]


Apothecary, restorative cocktail

They say 25 percent of the Fernet Branca poured in the United States is consumed in San Francisco. Created originally as a digestive, the Italian bitter has found its way onto the cocktail ingredient list along with fellow Italian, Punt e Mes, a dark, slightly bitter vermouth. The Apothecary recipe calls for a dose of […]


Chocolate Stinger, minty cocktail

The original Stinger is a mix of brandy and creme de menthe. It was a prohibition-era concoction designed to disguise poor quality “hooch” passed off as brandy. For this chocolate inspired version, use the white creme de menthe or the drink will have a muddied look. Chocolate Stinger 1 ounce dark creme de cacao 1 […]