It's weird having a glass of Schnapps that hasn't been stolen from your parents' liquor cabinet, but, by god, we've finally found one that's worth buying and actually drinking. Berentzen's Icemint Schnapps is a premium, 50% ABV liquor that delivers a blast of arctic mint to the mouth in an unobtrusive manner. Strap a seatbelt to your tongue—you're going on a wild ride to Flavor Country.
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Bottled in a distillery near Haseluenne, Icemint was inspired by 250 years of German craftsmanship and it reinvents a drink that we all thought could only be consumed during college. Berentzen is one of the leading beverage groups in Germany and by all accounts among the world's oldest commercial producers of spirits.
Berentzen USA's president has said that Icemint "is an adventurous, ultra-cool choice entrenched in German authenticity and meticulous quality that will immensely enhance any get together." When you put it that way, Mr. President, consider our mouths watered.
FYI, 3/4 ounce of Icemint + 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur makes for a drink that's totally divine. You know, if you're into that kind of existential drinking.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and often gets punched in the mouth when he tells people about his job.