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National Creme de menthe Day recognizes the bright green liqueur called Creme de menthe. On this day we are encouraged to celebrate this day by trying this menty flavor. For true Creme de menthe fans try hosting a cocktail party in honor of Creme de menthe.
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When is this holiday?
The holiday is celebrated annually on September 15th.
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This holiday is not to be confused with...
"National Mint Julep Day" which is a drink holiday.
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History & Origin of this holiday:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for several years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this is a holiday that is celebrated but we could not find any factual information about it's history.

This holiday is referred to as a "National" day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. 

cdkitchen.com/recipes/National-Creme-de-Menthe-Day
365foods.wordpress.com/national-linguini-day-and-national-creme-de-menthe-day
Better Home & Gardens/it-s-national-creme-de-menthe-day
cafepress.com/bornonthisday.70380382
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Do people really celebrate this day?
Yes they do! Most who celebrate this holiday do so by hosting cocktail parties. Many drink clubs are known to celebrate all drink holidays in our calendar. Creme de menthe is also a drink served for St. Patrick's Day because of it's green color.
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Do you want to know more about Creme de menthe?
Crème de menthe is a sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage. Its flavor is primarily derived from Corsican mint. It is available commercially in a colorless (called "white") and a green version (which obtains its color from the mint leaves or from the addition of coloring, if extract and not the leaves are used to make the liqueur). Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the color is important.
wikipedia.org/me_de_menthe
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Crème de menthe is used as an ingredient in several cocktails...
such as the Grasshopper and the Stinger, and is also served as an after-dinner drink and can be used in food recipes as a flavoring (like Mint chocolate).
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The traditional formula involves...
steeping dried peppermint leaves in grain alcohol for several weeks (creating a naturally green color), followed by filtration and the addition of sugar.

A simple recipe is to mix the crème de menthe with ice cream which creates a mint like shake. Toppings are also sometimes used including nuts, or pecans.

It is also used in a popular drink in Australia called Minted Peas, which is a mix of crème de menthe and coke.
Classic liquors Products / Flavors
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What type of holiday is this?
Food Holiday
September Observance
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See Also:
Mint chocolate chip cookie recipe

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