Tempus Fugit Spirits Creme de Menthe Glaciale Liqueur is entirely distilled from botanicals and is unique in its genre. After cross-referencing manuals in three languages, it was discovered that a true historic creme de menthe is quite a complex spirit, and cannot be made correctly with mint alone. After finding a few recipes that remained faithful in these different languages, the necessary plant ingredients were assembled, and various test distillations were conducted.
The botanicals are macerated and then entirely distilled; the finished distillate has reduced with spring water and cane sugar, similar to the Creme de Cacao. While fully distilling botanicals for the Creme de Menthe is costly, and the heart of the distillation is quite small in yield. This method produces the best results and the most authentic product.
Tempus Fugit Creme de Menthe has an oyster shell/egg white appearance that is clean and pure. The peppermint core aroma is dead-on and is incredibly fresh and herbaceous. Entry flavor is sweet and viscous to the touch, but the minty taste is genuine and intensely splendid; mid palate is long, luxurious, and startlingly minty. It should be the only Creme de Menthe that astute bartenders who care about their craft will want. Enjoy!