Grasshopper
/

Grasshopper
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.78 / 5
The Grasshopper cocktail, also known as the "Shamrock Shake," is a creamy and refreshing drink with a history dating back to the early 1900s. It is believed to have been ... more The Grasshopper cocktail, also known as the "Shamrock Shake," is a creamy and refreshing drink with a history dating back to the early 1900s. It is believed to have been created in a New Orleans bar, and became popular during the 1950s and 1960s. The cocktail has a bright green color and is traditionally made with equal parts cream, Creme de Cacao, and Creme de Menthe, giving it a sweet and minty flavor profile. The creamy texture and combination of chocolate and mint impart a dessert-like quality to the drink, making it a popular after-dinner choice. Variations of the Grasshopper can include different liqueurs or the addition of ice cream for added richness. It is a beloved classic cocktail that continues to be enjoyed for its indulgent and delightful taste.
Check out all our FAQ's on this cocktail

Microbadges

IBA Official Drink
Cocktail Of The Day
100 Cocktails To Try Before You Die (Part 2)
Invented
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1918
Base ingredient
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creme De Cacao
Garnish
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mint
Alcohol content
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10% | 0.6 units *
Details
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Grasshopper cocktail is a nostalgic trip to dessert heaven with its unapologetically rich blend of cream, chocolate, and mint. The equal parts of cream, Creme de Cacao, and Creme de Menthe create a velvety texture that balances the minty freshness with indulgent sweetness, making it a perfect post-dinner delight.

Method
How to make a Grasshopper

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with some mint leaves and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

Your private tasting notes

~ Register as a user to create tasting notes, save your bar and more ~

Can you make this?

Add the ingredients you have at home to your My Bar and we'll show you what cocktails you can make. Start off by adding the ingredients you have for this cocktail using the plus icons.

Comments

No comments yet…

You need to be a user with a verified email to comment on cocktails. Login / register

Featured in

  • Mad Men Cocktails

Mad Men - the American drama based on a Manhattan advertising agency set in the 1960's, is chock fill of...

Go to collection

FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Grasshopper cocktail?

The Grasshopper cocktail originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is often attributed to the owner of Tujague's, a historic bar, who reportedly created the drink in the early 20th century.

FAQ

Can the Grasshopper cocktail be made dairy-free?

Yes, the Grasshopper cocktail can be made dairy-free by using a plant-based cream substitute instead of dairy cream. Coconut cream or almond milk are popular choices that can mimic the creamy texture without using dairy.

FAQ

Is the Grasshopper suitable as a dessert cocktail?

Absolutely! With its creamy texture and sweet flavor profile from the Creme De Menthe and Creme De Cacao, the Grasshopper is often enjoyed as a dessert cocktail. Its minty taste makes it a refreshing end to a meal.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish a Grasshopper cocktail?

A Grasshopper cocktail can be garnished with a few fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of chocolate shavings. These garnishes complement the mint and chocolate flavors in the drink and enhance its visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Is the Grasshopper a strong cocktail?

No, the Grasshopper is not considered a strong cocktail in terms of alcohol content. It has a relatively low alcohol content because its primary ingredients—Creme De Menthe and Creme De Cacao—are liqueurs with lower alcohol by volume (ABV) than spirits such as vodka or whisky. It's a good choice for those who prefer milder drinks.

Upgrade your mixology

Become a member for free taking your cocktail making skills up to level 11.

  • Save your bar forever
  • Access to our Cocktail Creator, allowing you to create your own wonderful concoctions.
  • Save cocktails to personalised 'Tried' and 'Want to try' lists
  • Create and record tasting notes on cocktails
  • Create lists of cocktails to share with friends and family
  • A pesonalised MyBar URL, allowing you to share everything you can make with friends
  • And much more ... (what to buy next, measurement choices, search personalisation...)
Register now
build your bar

Create a cocktail

Choose a theme and some ingredients, give us some description and we'll create an amazing cocktail for you.

Register as a Premium Make Me A Cocktail community member and get access to an even more powerful creator.

Start creating

Build your bar

Tell us what you have at home and we’ll find a delicious cocktail for you to make right now.

Register as a Make Me A Cocktail community member and we’ll save your ingredients list so you can come back to it at any time.

Create My Bar
build your bar