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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

Grasshopper Cocktail

A delightful minty fresh after dinner drink that requires only 3 ingredients.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes


  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce white crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce heavy cream


  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, and strain into a martini glass.


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


Calories: 308kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Cocotail
Cuisine: American

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5 thoughts on “Grasshopper Cocktail”

  1. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    This is so pretty and festive!! It also sounds amazing…. I love EVERYTHING minty during the holidays! So yummy!

  2. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Girl, please! This cocktail looks amazing! I scrolled down and there are only 3 ingredients! Whhatt! Such a good idea for an after dinner drink – refreshing and still decadent! And your photos! Amazing! Pinned!

  3. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com

    For some reason, this drink appeals so much to me right now! I don’t know if it’s a cool green color that appeals to me more or the white crème de cacao! Lovely!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This drink is gorgeous, Christin! It’s a tradition in my family to make grasshopers on Christmas Eve…it’s a perfect after-dinner drink! I love your presentation of serving them in martini glasses! Beautiful!

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