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Ingredients: White crème de cacao, green crème de menthe, heavy cream
Our take: This classic tastes like an Andes mint right out of the wrapper. Perfect for those who might want something a little sweet after dinner; it has notes of chocolate and a creamy texture.
Drink: Praying Mantis
Ingredients: Branca menta, crème de menthe, rumchata, crème de cacao
Our take: This is a more alcoholic version of the classic Grasshopper recipe. The bitterness of the branca menta elevates this cocktail to something beyond an after-dinner drink. Rumchata adds warmth, while the crème de cacao provides the creaminess this drink is known for.