Grasshopper
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Grasshopper
Cocktail recipe

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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.

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1918
Base ingredient
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Creme De Cacao
Garnish
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Mint
Alcohol content
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10% | 0.6 units *
Details
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Cream cocktail ingredient
Cream
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
Creme De Cacao cocktail ingredient
Creme De Cacao
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
Creme De Menthe cocktail ingredient
Creme De Menthe
20ml ⅔oz 2cl

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Method

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

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