Flying Grasshopper
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Flying Grasshopper
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The Flying Grasshopper cocktail is a delightful and creamy concoction that tantalizes the taste buds with its unique blend of ingredients. It's an evolution of the classic Grasshopper cocktail, given ... more The Flying Grasshopper cocktail is a delightful and creamy concoction that tantalizes the taste buds with its unique blend of ingredients. It's an evolution of the classic Grasshopper cocktail, given a spirited lift with the addition of vodka, making it a more potent and invigorating drink. Served in a sophisticated cocktail glass, this drink combines the smooth textures of cream with the sweet and minty essence of Crème de Menthe and the rich chocolate flavor of Crème de Cacao, creating a perfectly balanced dessert cocktail. Ideal for after-dinner enjoyment, the Flying Grasshopper is renowned for its creamy texture and delectable mint-chocolate profile, offering a luxurious sipping experience for those who appreciate a touch of elegance in their beverage choices.
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16.26% | 1.61 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Flying Grasshopper cocktail expertly marries the decadent richness of chocolate and the refreshing zing of mint to create a luxurious, dessert-like drink that's both soothing and invigorating. With the introduction of vodka, it not only enhances the potency but also sharpens the overall profile, cutting through the creaminess to ensure that each sip remains lively and balanced, perfect for rounding off a fine dining experience.

Method
How to make a Flying Grasshopper

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by adding all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, ensuring even mixing
Vigorously shake the mixture for 10-15 seconds, or until the shaker feels notably cold to the touch
After shaking, use a fine strainer to pour the cocktail into a glass that has been pre-chilled, which helps maintain its temperature
This process will remove any unwanted ice chips or bits for a smoother drink
Enjoy your expertly mixed cocktail, ideally served immediately to savor its full flavor and chill

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of a Flying Grasshopper?

The Flying Grasshopper cocktail has a rich and creamy texture, with a sweet, minty flavor coming from the Crème de Menthe, complemented by the chocolate undertones of the Crème de Cacao. The addition of vodka gives it a stronger alcoholic kick without altering the mint-chocolate taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Flying Grasshopper compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 16.26%, the Flying Grasshopper is considered to be on the moderate side in terms of strength. It's stronger than light cocktails such as a Mimosa or a Pimm's Cup but less potent than heavy hitters like a Martini or a Manhattan.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

Is the Flying Grasshopper a good dessert cocktail?

Yes, the Flying Grasshopper serves excellently as a dessert cocktail. Its sweet and creamy profile, combined with the mint and chocolate flavors, makes it a perfect after-dinner drink that can either accompany or serve as a substitute for dessert.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Flying Grasshopper?

While the traditional Flying Grasshopper is alcoholic, you can create a non-alcoholic version by using non-alcoholic substitutes for Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao, and omitting the vodka. Use cream and mint extract for the mint flavor, and a combination of cream and non-alcoholic chocolate syrup for the chocolate aspect.

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the name 'Flying Grasshopper'?

The name 'Flying Grasshopper' is a playful twist on the classic 'Grasshopper' cocktail, which is known for its green color and mint-chocolate flavor. The addition of vodka 'flies' the cocktail into a slightly higher alcohol content category, giving it a bit more kick and making it 'fly' compared to its traditional counterpart.

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