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DIY Creme de Menthe

Homemade creme de menthe tastes and smells like fresh mint. It completely blows away the commercial stuff, and it's totally simple to make.

Since it's made with real mint, the liqueur is greenish-yellow. You can add food coloring if you'd like it to be greener.
Be sure there are no mint leaf fragments left after straining, as even a small bit can lead to off flavors in the liqueur over time.
The liqueur will keep for about 2 months. Refrigeration is not necessary, unless you'd like it chilled.

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