Interesting Name for a Sweet Cocktail
If you like sweet minty goodness, get ready for this chocolate topped Grasshopper – the cocktail that is.
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Grasshopper. A Grasshopper is one of those classic cocktails that comes to mind when you hear the words crème de menthe. It brings to mind a pale greenish color, minty flavor, and images of Raj Koothrappali from the Big Bang Theory.
Like many other classic American cocktails, the Grasshopper calls the Big Easy home. Tujague’s, New Orlean’s Second oldest restaurant down in the French Corner, is credited with being the originator of this cocktail thanks to Philibert Guichet, who invented the cocktail for a contest. The cocktail entry won second place, and Guichet launched the cocktail at Tujague’s after he purchased the joint from its original owners.
While a bit boozy, this sweet minty cocktail won’t have the same burn as say a Rob Roy would. Making the Grasshopper a popular introductory cocktail for first-time drinkers.
This cocktail blends Cognac, crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream into as Raj would say, “a sweet green miracle.” While I’m not the biggest fan of dairy-based cocktails, they sit heavy in my stomach, this cocktail does have a good taste to it. For those who love it, the Grasshopper can make a great holiday drink to replace boring old eggnog come Christmas time.
One of the most popular ways to garnish this cocktail is with chocolate. Let’s face it, chocolate and mint were made for each other. I love dark chocolate more than milk chocolate, so I took a cheese grater to a bar of Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate to garnish our Grasshoppers.
Celebrate National Crème de Menthe Day [09.15.16] with a Grasshopper and our other creme de menthe cocktails.
So let’s take a look at how to make a Grasshopper Cocktail.
Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1½ Ounces Cognac
- 1 Ounce Green Crème De Menthe
- 1 OunceWhite Crème De Cacao
- 1½ Ounces Heavey Cream
- Chocolate Shavings for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Coupe or Martini Glass
- Cocktail Shaker w/Strainer
Grasshopper: Pour Cognac, Crème De Menthe, Crème De Cacao and Heavy Cream into a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a good shake. Pour into a coupe or martini glass, and top with chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 164 Fat (g) 3.59 Saturated Fat (g) 2.17 Potassium (mg) 40 Carbohydrates (g) 15.31 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 14.6 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 14