When I was younger, tween years still living with my parents, I remember celebrating New Year’s Eve with family friends. Their daughter was my age and we were really close. The grown ups would celebrate upstairs and we got to watch the ball drop in the basement. The coolest part of the evening was getting to have a sip of a grasshopper, a real adult grasshopper cocktail. I was sold on this creamy mint drink from that first sip. Of course, I didn’t actually start drinking them until I was of legal age. But now that I am of age, and have been for many many years, these grasshopper cocktails are a go to indulgent treat. I made one today especially for St. Patrick’s day. Get all the details below and celebrate with a grasshopper this St. Patrick’s Day.
Here is the recipe for a basic Grasshopper Cocktail
- 1-ounce creme de menthe
- 1-ounce creme de cacao
- 1-ounce heavy cream
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a glass.
This cocktail can also be made with ice cream in a blender, just substitute the cream for a scoop of vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth.
I topped mine with fresh whipped cream, a chocolate shamrock and a spring of mint.
Watch this Grasshopper Cocktail video for all the details
This refreshing and indulgent cocktail is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day, especially for those of us who are not big fans of green beer.
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