2 cl of crème de menthe
2 cl of creme de cacao
2 cl of fresh cream
Grasshopper is a unique cocktail, atypical, starting from the color you will instantly recognize because of its greenish robe.
But as far as it’s mysterious, the Grasshopper recipe is quite simple: shake two liqueurs (crème de menthe and creme de cacao) and cream in equal parts and serve in a well-iced glass. More than a cocktail is a boozy, minty milkshake. We could say a sorbet.
Grasshopper cocktail history
It’s a classic after-dinner cocktail, almost a dessert to suck through a straw. The history says that these creamy cocktails, the other two are Golden Cadillac and Golden Dream, were born in the ’50s in New York to please the palate of the movie stars in search of velvety and delicate flavors.
Nowadays, the Grasshopper drink is an old-fashioned cocktail, a little bit redundant and with a monomaniac flavor, but its charm is still alive and kicking: you should try it at least once in life. It has not the best drinkability globally, but its flavor is unique, especially if you like mint.
Grasshopper cocktail ingredients
- 2 cl of crème de menthe
- 2 cl of crème de cacao
- 2 cl fresh cream
How to prepare the perfect Grasshopper cocktail
As you can see, with these simple ingredients, you can not go wrong, but the cocktail is better if you can make 2-3 drinks to shake the cream better.
The recipe is ready in less than 2 minutes: pour all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, close and shake vigorously for 20 seconds, then pour into an iced Martini glass.
If you want, decorate with a mint leaf: that’s all, nothing complex, but you can sip a bit of history with this fabulous cocktail.
Suggested cocktail food pairings
Try it with chocolate desserts, fresh fruit, coffee, or orange cheesecake: tiramisù, chocolate salami, pear, and chocolate tart, bonet, vegan panna cotta, galaktoboureko.
After-dinners you should try
B-52, Godmother, Golden Cadillac, Amaretto Sour, Brandy Eggnog.