Definition of crème de menthe in US English:

crème de menthe

noun

  • A peppermint-flavored liqueur.

    • ‘Simply replacing your usual plastic flask alcohol of choice with a cheap bottle of crème de menthe will give your breath and alcoholic body sweat a delightful mint aroma.’
    • ‘A distinctly different flavouring is provided by crème de menthe or peppermint oil.’
    • ‘Stir in 1 ounce of creme de menthe to each mug just before serving.’
    • ‘My dining companion Michelle ordered a Slutini - a mix of crème de menthe, vodka and Baileys.’
    • ‘I asked for a mojito & they made it with creme de menthe!’
    • ‘I chose the vitello ducale (veal in a creamy cheese sauce spiced with crème de menthe and garnished with parma ham), while Vicky settled on the cartoccio della casa (seafood and peppers).’
    • ‘One owner requested champagne in a silver bowl for their dog and another owner wanted their Dalmatian given crème de menthe and a biscuit before bedtime.’
    • ‘Pour a generous dash of creme de menthe, Kahlua, Frangelico, or amaretto over vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, or dump some into the blender before pulverizing your milkshake.’
    • ‘When coaches signal a punt in situations like this, what they are telling players is that they've already given up and are counting the minutes till they can hit the bar for a nice honeydew-caramel crème de menthe martini.’
    • ‘To drink we started with Dom Pérignon 1996 champagne, or Bramble, made with gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice laced with crème de menthe or crushed peach and pomegranate juice combined with fresh basil.’
    • ‘He had drunk the creme de menthe and Italian liqueurs - all the stuff that will make you really ill if you have a lot of it.’
    • ‘You can get a similar product at home by mixing Fernet with about 40% creme de menthe.’
    • ‘I could tell she was serious because she had the pained expression of thought on her face and the scent of crème de menthe on her breath (my mom only drinks daiquiris and grasshoppers).’
    • ‘It was quite extraordinary, neither too sweet nor too dry, too weak nor too strong, and had something mixed with it to take away the normal cloying quality of crème de menthe.’

Origin

French, literally ‘cream of mint’.

Pronunciation

crème de menthe

/ˌkrɛm də ˈmɛnθ//ˌkrem də ˈmenTH/