Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe

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Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe

A chocolate-mint cocktail with a long history of pleasing taste buds, the grasshopper has delighted drinkers for longer than you might think. I like it as much as a milkshake, but it is not a sophisticated martini. This recipe dates back to 1919 when it was first served at the historic Tujague’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Therefore, the grasshopper is one of the oldest dessert cocktails, and it is still a popular treat today. Delicious and light on the alcohol level, this green martini carries a sweet flavor. Though the three ingredients are commonly mixed equally, you can experiment with the ratio to suit your personal taste. If you prefer your chocolate extra rich, add a little more crème de cacao. Do you have mint on your mind tonight? You might as well dial up the crème de menthe. The drink is brilliant and easy to make, and can be used as a base for other tasty drinks too.

Recipe Variations

You can find shaved ice in many variations at Tujague’s, with brandy floating on top of the creamy green cocktail. As soon as the grasshopper spread across the nation, Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee began using ice cream instead of heavy cream. Adding vodka to the grasshopper will give it an extra kick. To maintain a balance of flavors, pour the same quantity of vanilla extract as the remaining ingredients. In addition to vodka, you can also use flavored vodka in your mix. You have a wide range of great options to choose from; A good choice of vodka for desserts are espresso vodkas, whipped cream, and other dessert vodkas. With this vodka, you can double-up on the cocoa flavor. In this shot you’ll get everything that you loved about the original grasshopper but in a tasty little package. There’s also a peppermint patty, which has a different combination of liquors but still offers the same chocolate mint taste. It’s typically served on the rocks, but there’s also a hot chocolate version. The mint chocochata martini is a great addition to your bar if you carry RumChata. The irresistible taste of creamy chocolate and mint remains in this equally tasty cocktail. A holiday hopper recipe that has a surprising twist with slightly more flavor than you’d expect will surely impress you.


Adding white and green liqueurs to a pale green cocktail results in a refreshing cocktail. Although the drink will retain its original color if you use brown crème de cacao or white crème de menthe, it will not have its trademark color when using those two products. Making the grasshopper even smoother by chilling it will keep it cold for a longer period. For a last-minute chill, place the rimmed glass in the freezer. Start with frosted glass (place it in the freezer for half an hour or so), then return it to the freezer after rimming.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe is 223 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 3/4 ounce of cream
  • 3/4 ounce of white crème de cacao liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce of green crème de menthe liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce of grated chocolate (or cocoa powder) or crushed graham crackers for rimming

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • When the glass's rim is dry you can wet it with water and dip it into a shallow dish of either liqueur or crumbs.
  • Invert the glass and roll it in chocolate, or cocoa powder or fine graham crackers.
  • Mix together the cream, white crème de cacao, and green crème de menthe in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
  • Make sure the shaker is well positioned.
  • The cocktail should be strained into the prepared glass.
  • It is ready to be served now.

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