Recipe: 3 oz. White Crème de Menthe, 1 oz. Brandy.

Directions: Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add white crème de menthe and brandy. Stir.

(From The Complete Bartender, Robyn M. Feller, New York: Berkley Books, 1990).

Reactions: (average 3.625)

BRANDY: Oh my. This is something I could drink every day. First thing. For breakfast. Yum: 4

SAPPHI: This would be a good after dinner drink in a smaller portion without ice. Or--this would be nicer with a 1/2-1/2 ratio instead of 3 to 1: 3.5

WHISKEY: Smells yummy, tastes smooth--but I can't drink the entire thing. Maybe a smaller portion? Maybe with a bit more water?: 3

MADRAS: Love the ice cubes! Yummy drink but in smaller size with maybe a shot of seltzer to cut it: 3.5

FIREFLY: Minty goodness! Soooooo Smooth: 3.5

DARK: A classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts--or however that goes. I agree that it might be best in a smaller portion--perhaps a frozen cordial glass? Makes my mouth kissable!: 4

BIJOU: I am pleasantly surprised with the highly enjoyable crème de menthe essence. I find that Diana is tasting more and more wonderful with every sip. I'm tempted to say the brandy ratio should be higher, but why mess with a beautiful cocktail?: 4

B. MONDAY: A bit syrupy but still refreshing. A nice surprise: 3.5

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