Grasshopper (cocktail)

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name = Grasshopper
sourcelink = grassh

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type = cocktail
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cacao = yes
menthe = yes
served = straight
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drinkware = cocktail
ingredients = *2cl (1 part) Crème de menthe (green)
*2cl (1 part) Creme de Cacao (white)
*2cl (1 part) Fresh cream
prep = Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake briskly and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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A grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink is derived from its green color which is provided by the Crème de menthe.


*2.0 cl Crème de menthe (green)
*2.0 cl Crème de cacao (white)
*2.0 cl Fresh cream

Mixing instructions:

In a shaker filled with ice cubes, combine the Crème de menthe, creme de cacao, and fresh cream. Shake well for about 6-8 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


For a "Vodka Grasshopper", substitute vodka for the fresh cream. This may also be called a "Flying Grasshopper".

For a "Brown Grasshopper", add in ground coffee.

In the North Central states, especially Wisconsin, Grasshoppers are blended drinks where ice cream is substituted for cream.

Dessert recipe

Grasshopper milkshake

*2 cups Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream
*1/2 cup milk
*2 tablespoons crème de menthe
*1 miniature or broken cream filled chocolate sandwich cookie

In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, and crème de menthe. Whirl until smooth and pour into a chilled tall glass. Garnish with cookie.Food at " [ Grasshopper Milkshake] ". Retrieved 2007-01-26.]

In popular culture

*In the 1998 movie Ronin (film), Robert DeNiro's character "Sam" jokes about interrogation methods with "Larry" (Skipp Sudduth) and "Spencer," (Sean Bean). At one point, he claims that he had been interrogated and had held out as long as possible, but his tormentors finally got to him by giving him a 'Grasshopper.' Larry asks, "What's a Grasshopper?" and Sam replies, "Let's see - two parts gin, one part brandy, one part Crème de Menthe..."Internet Movie Database" [ Quotes from Ronin] ". Retrieved 2007-01-26.]
*On the TV show "Family Guy", Glenn Quagmire tells a joke to some teen-aged girls attending his neighbor Meg Griffin's birthday party:"There was a man who went to the bar and ordered a Grasshopper cocktail. Well, when he walked back home, he saw a grasshopper on his front yard, and he said 'Hey, you know that there is a drink named after you?', and the grasshopper said 'Oh, so there's a drink named Irving?'"
*On the TV show "The West Wing" in the episode Mr. Willis of Ohio, while in a bar, CJ Cregg orders a Grasshopper.
*In the episode "I Right the Wrongs" of the TV show "Grounded For Life", Sean, Claudia and Eddie drink Grasshoppers made with 80 proof crème de menthe. Sean proceeds to spit it out immediately.
*In the episode "The Grasshopper Experiment" of the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", the shy character Raj, upon consumption of a Grasshopper, is able to overcome his fear of communicating with women.

See also

* List of cocktails


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