For some background, Russell used to love eating Creme de Menthe cookies around the holidays. Besides the great chocolate-mint combination, when he found out that a liqueur was used to make the mint layer he used to love telling people he could feel himself getting drunk from eating the cookies.
Years later, those memories were harnessed and turned into the Creme de Menthe cake:
Now, this was not a cake for the faint-hearted. It was DENSE, but extremely tasty. Unfortunately, after you had a slice, you were probably set on chocolate for the next few weeks. However, it was a very good slice that was a lot of fun to make!