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  • The last time I mapped the nomenclature of civic and cultural Scotland's crème de la menthe, I included such cultural icons as Jim Baxter, Hot Shot Hamish and Sawney Bean, the deeply misunderstood Ayrshire cannibal who has since lent his name to a chain of high street coffee emporiums.

    Great Scot, what a bunch of true heroes | Kevin McKenna

  • Typically, his friends were eager to avoid calling his breakdown even temporary insanity and blamed it on the large amounts of bromide and chloral he was taking for sleep, on top of his usual heavy consumption of brandy, wine, and crème de menthe.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Guests can choose from three other lavish and lavishly accompanied tea services at 3 p.m. daily, including British, Russian or a Moroccan thé à la menthe .

    The Most Agreeable Hour

  • I also love to slowly crunch “un petit canard à la menthe” = a lump of sugar with a couple of drops of peppermint oil mixed with alcohol.

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • I haven't had any for a long time so, next time I go to France, I'd like to buy “un petit flacon d'alcool de menthe Ricqlès”.

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • Un “canard à la menthe” is excellent for digestion, travel sickness, for “remontant” → 'pick-me-up' … It is tonic, refreshing and very enjoyable!

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday menthe resurrectionistswhose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity.

    The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein: Summary and book reviews of The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd.

  • Maybe I needed a shot of crème de menthe for dutch courage?

    Influenced by One Sensible Sentence « Write Anything

  • After the first year, they started going to Saturday night parties where cocktails like Rusty Nails, Pink Ladies, and crème de menthe were served.

    History of a Suicide

  • Mint chocolate is my husband's favorite (I make him a mint fudge birthday cake but the frosting is whipped cream mixed with creme de menthe).

    Mint Chocolate Cupcakes For John

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