Grasshopper Cocktail

The classic Grasshopper Cocktail is a minty fresh after-dinner drink made from crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream. Only 3 ingredients- so easy!

Grasshopper Cocktail

The Grasshopper Cocktail is a dessert cocktail that tastes like an after-dinner mint in a glass. It’s sweet, creamy, and delicious and perfect for the holiday season.

Grasshopper Cocktail - sweet and minty and perfect for the holidays.

The Grasshopper Cocktail has a festive mint green color from Crème de Menthe. Add a candy cane garnish for a little decoration and even more mint flavor.

This has to be the easiest cocktail to make. Only 3 ingredients in equal portions: Crème de Menthe, white Crème de Cacao, and heavy cream. Put them in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake, and strain into a martini glass.

Grasshopper Cocktail - sweet and minty and perfect for the holidays.

The Grasshopper Cocktail is believed to have been invented in 1928 by the owner of Tujague’s Bar and Restaurant, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, who entered it in a cocktail contest and won second place. It was during the 1950s that the drink really saw it’s popularity at the highest.

Grasshopper Cocktail - sweet and minty and perfect for the holidays.

Grasshopper Cocktail
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Grasshopper Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A delightful minty fresh after dinner drink that requires only 3 ingredients.
Course: Cocotail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 308 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce white crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, and strain into a martini glass.
Recipe Notes

If the drink is too sweet for your taste, add extra heavy cream.

Nutrition Facts
Grasshopper Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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