Grasshopper Cocktail

The Grasshopper cocktail is a refreshing and delicious summer drink that tastes just like the green stuff from A Bugs Life. And it can be made in less than five minutes!
How to Make a Grasshopper Cocktail


Serve in a Coupe glass

  • 1 oz green crème de menthe
  • 1 oz white crème de cacao
  • 1 oz heavy cream

Garnish: 1 floating mint leaf or chocolate shavings

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add all the ingredients to your shaker with ice
  2. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds
  3. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass
  4. Float the mint leaf or chocolate shavings on top


Creamy, minty, chocolatey, and boozy… what’s not to love? Enjoyed in today’s age after dinner, the Grasshopper was invented at America’s oldest stand-up bar, Tujague’s, by Philip Guichet in 1918. Although the Grasshopper cocktail only came in second place at a cocktail competition in New York City, it has remained a winner at bars around the world ever since.

The cocktail derives it’s name from the bright, green color that the drink receives from the crème de menthe which is a liqueur made from mint leaves, alcohol, and sugar.

Add the crème de menthe to heavy cream and crème de cacao – a sweet, chocolate-flavored liqueur – and you’ve got the perfect after dinner drink. 

Variation: The Frozen Grasshopper Cocktail

Skip the heavy cream of the traditional Grasshopper and blend the ingredients together with ice-cream instead to create a Frozen Grasshopper. Feel free to add a little Fernet to the concoction to give it a little bit more punch.

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