Grasshopper

Perfect for a sweet tooth. More dessert than drink.

Data

  • Served in martini
  • 11% ABV

Source

Philibert Guichet

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Ingredients

Créme liqueur Green Créme de Menthe x 3.0cl 1.0oz
Créme liqueur White Créme de Cacao x 3.0cl 1.0oz
Cream 3.0cl 1.0oz
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Directions

  1. Shake with ice cubes.
  2. Strain into chilled glass.

Information

French Quarter icon Tujague's, which opened in 1856, is the unlikely origin of the sweet and minty Grasshopper. According to lore, Philibert Guichet, whose family purchased the restaurant from founders Guillaume and Marie Tujague in the 1910s, invented the cocktail while in New York City for a cocktail competition 'similar to what they have now for Tales of the Cocktail,' Latter says. Guichet's combination of equal parts crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream took second prize in the contest, and Guichet proudly brought the drink — supposedly named a 'Grasshopper' for its bright green color — back to New Orleans. Eater has a great writeup on it.

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