Grasshopper Cocktail

March 5, 2018
With its chocolate-mint flavor combination, the classic Grasshopper Cocktail is just perfect for after-dinner or St. Patrick's Day sipping. But truly its minty deliciousness is so good, it should be enjoyed any time!

Grasshopper Cocktail image

I sure do love a classic Grasshopper Cocktail.  But you know what?  It's a cocktail that I often forget about.

But every time I do get around to making one and sipping on its minty deliciousness, I always think to myself I need to make them more often!

With its chocolate-mint flavor combination, the Grasshopper Cocktail is typically considered an after-dinner drink.  But I tell you what, I'll take one any time at all.

So thankfully, Grasshoppers are super easy to make.

Classic Grasshopper Cocktail photo

Grasshopper Cocktail Ingredients:

They're simply a mixture of three ingredients ~ green creme de menthe, clear creme de cacao, and 1/2-&-1/2 (or whole milk, if you'd prefer or don't have 1/2-&-1/2 on hand).

Creme de menthe gives the cocktail its mint flavor and characteristic pretty green color.  Creme de cacao gives the tasty chocolate flavor.  And 1/2-&-1/2 gives the cocktail richness and nice smooth creaminess.  It's a combination whose refreshing minty-ness just can't be beat.

Whether it's after dinner or any other time you choose.

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How to Make a Grasshopper Cocktail:

To make one, place equal parts creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and 1/2-&-1/2 in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Give the mixture a good shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.  That's all there is to it.

If you'd like to be fancy, garnish the cocktail with a few chocolate curls or a fresh mint leaf.  But this certainly isn't necessary to enjoy its great taste.

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If you're a fan of chocolate and mint cocktails, give our favorite Chocolate Martini or our Thin Mint Cocktail a try, too.  

And be sure not to forget about this classic Grasshopper Cocktail.  Whether you enjoy its minty deliciousness as an after-dinner drink as its intended, or any  time ... like me.  Because I certainly don't think this cocktail's fabulous flavor should be relegated solely to after dinner.

Do you?

Chocolate and Mint Grasshopper Cocktail image
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Yield: 2 cocktails

Grasshopper Cocktail

With its chocolate-mint flavor combination, the classic Grasshopper Cocktail is just perfect for after-dinner or St. Patrick's Day sipping. But truly its minty deliciousness is so good, it should be enjoyed any time!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M


  • 4 oz. green crème de menthe
  • 4 oz. clear crème de cacao
  • 4 oz. 1/2-&-1/2


How to cook Grasshopper Cocktail

  1. Chill 2 martini glasses in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and ½-&-1/2. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain shaken mixture into prepared glasses.
  4. Garnish with chocolate curls, chocolate shavings, and/or mint leaves, if desired.
  5. NOTE: You can also simply mix all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator before serving rather than using a cocktail shaker.
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Grasshopper Cocktail ~ This classic chocolate-mint cocktail is just perfect for after-dinner or St. Patrick's Day sipping. But truly its minty deliciousness is so good, it should be enjoyed ANY time!
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  1. I haven't had one of those drinks in many many years. I was taught to use vanilla ice cream instead of the milk and put it all in a blender and mix it up. Either way I like it.

    1. The vanilla ice cream way sounds super tasty, too. I think it's time you whipped out that blender and enjoyed one of these Grasshopper Cocktails! :-)

  2. I love the flavours in Grasshopper Pie, but I've never had the cocktail. I need to fix that! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us a the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning and sharing. Hope your week is going well, Tracey!

  3. This is such and pretty drink and it sounds duper tasty! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  4. mmmmm so fresh and crisp looking! YUMMMMM pinned it.


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