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Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao: How Sweet It Is

Goodness, I've been getting lots of questions lately. I love it. Send me more! Leave them in the comments if you so desire. This week's burning question reads:

"What's the difference between white and green crème de menthe, and white and dark crème de cacao? And why is it 'crème' when there's no cream in it?"

Crème de menthe and crème de cacao are a little odd in the spirits world specifically because they come in colored and clear varieties. To my knowledge, the only other liqueur with multiple color options is curaçao, which is most commonly orange or blue, but comes in almost every color of the rainbow.

See Also: What the Hell is Triple Sec?