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Sometimes it is easy being green, and this grasshopper recipe produces a smooth cocktail that's reminiscent of mint chocolate ice cream.

This delicious cocktail is best served as an after-dinner drink, thanks to its sweetness and strong flavours. It was likely created in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and it became very popular during the '50s and '60s. It can be enjoyed as a highly customisable drink, so if you like a bit more mint, simply ramp up the crème de menthe, but if you want a smoother consistency, increase the cream. You can even substitute the cream for vodka for a more potent hit.



  • A cocktail glass
  • 1 single shot of crème de menthe
  • 1 single shot of crème de cacao
  • 1 single shot of fresh cream
  • Ice
  • A cocktail shaker
  • Three coffee beans to garnish

How to serve it

  • Pour the main ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake briskly.
  • Strain the mix into a cocktail glass, and then garnish with the coffee beans.

A popular addition to this grasshopper recipe is mint ice cream, which creates a dessert-like drink akin to an alcoholic milkshake. Alternatively, you could add a layer of dark chocolate liqueur, such as Mozart dark chocolate liqueur, to create an After Eight.