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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Monday, September 14, 2020

Happy Hour at Home - Grasshopper

Chocolate mint has always been one of my favourite flavour combinations.  Recently I picked up some Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao to expand my cocktail options at home.  

A Grasshopper
 is an old-fashioned cocktail that I would probably never order in a bar.  When I was a kid and we'd go to a Chinese restaurant, they often had placemats with pictures of different cocktails.  The Grasshopper would be there, along with other amusingly-named drinks like the Pink Squirrel and Harvey Wallbanger.

But the Grasshopper is actually very tasty!  It makes a nice after-dinner drink, sweet and creamy like dessert.  Here's how you make one:


1 oz Creme de Menthe
1 oz Creme de Cacao
1 oz cream or milk


Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake 30 seconds until chilled.  Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Minty, green and creamy!  Enjoy!

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