With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I mean tomorrow, I couldn’t let this chance go by and not share one of my ultimate guilty pleasure cocktails – The Grasshopper.
I will admit, I completely romanticize this cocktail. I dream of long forgotten 1940s cocktail parties, where ladies wore stunning dresses with sweetheart necklines, cap sleeves and necklaces of pearls. I know you are imagining it. The men in their suits, after a game of cards, sipping bourbon and smoking cigars. While the ladies finish the evening gossip sipping on Grasshoppers.
In my fantasyland!
Well, lets get to it. Maybe you too want a delicious green cocktail.
Ground Rule! I know we have racked up a few. When making any cocktail served up*, chilling the glass first is rule number one.
*A cocktail that is shaken or stirred over ice, but not served on ice.
My master in cocktail training, my father-in-law, Fernand aka FT, taught me this. And trust me, it’s worth the extra step.
You will need a cocktail shaker with ice.
You will add equal parts of Creme de Menthe Green and Creme de Cacao White. (I know you are gonna be making a trip to your local liquor store first thing tomorrow.)
Follow that up with an equal part of heavy cream.
I know what you are thinking – Mint Chocolate Chip Dream. Yes, yes. You would be correct.
In the word’s of FT, “Now, shake like a man.”
Stain the ice. And ENJOY!
Grasshopper – 1 cocktail
1 oz creme de menthe green
1 oz creme de cacao white
1 oz heavy cream
Combine over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
You don’t have a cocktail shaker, not problem. Combine all the ingredients in a glass and pass back and forth between two glasses until well combined.