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How To Make A Grasshopper Cocktail

This mint is delicious and refreshing.  It is the perfect after dinner drink when you want something a bit more decadent to go along with dessert.  

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Want a green cocktail?

 Really, who could turn down this one?

This pretty cocktail is perfectly balanced and refreshingly creamy, with a minty taste and a beautiful light green color. 

It looks so festive that it’s great for celebrations of all kinds: be is St Patrick’s Day or a summer evening. 

Whatever the occasion: this cocktail delivers! If you want to impress your guests at your next gathering, make sure to include this outstanding drink after dinner. 

How to make a grasshopper cocktail

What’s In A Grasshopper?

If you’re looking for a creative and unique summer drink, look no further than the grasshopper cocktail.

This drink is made by mixing 3 simple ingredients together. 

To make this drink you need:

  • Creme de Menthe 
  • Creme de Cacao 
  • Cream

If you want your drink to have the same minty green color as in the photos, you need to use the green version of Creme de Menthe. 

Likewise, it is best to use clear-colored Creme de Cacao to avoid your drink being a muddy brown color. 

What Tools Do You Need?

To make this cocktail, you will need the following:

A Cocktail Shaker (I got my glass cocktail shaker from Amazon)

A Strainer

In a pinch you can use a mason jar as a shaker and then use the lid as a strainer. 

How To Make A Grasshopper Cocktail

If you’re ready to get drinking, here are the basic steps to the Grasshopper Cocktail

Add each ingredient into a cocktail shaker with ice

how to make a grasshopper cocktail

Shake in a cocktail shaker

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Strain into a glass and add garnish

green Grasshopper cocktail

How To Garnish Your Grasshopper cocktail

You don’t need to add anything to your Grasshopper if you don’t want but a mint leave is the most traditional garnish. A shake of nutmeg is another option. 

Grasshopper Cocktail Variations

This classic cocktail has tons of different versions as it has been around for so long. 

Grasshopper Cocktail with Vodka

One version of the grasshopper is to substitute the cream for plain vodka. This will make a lighter drink without the cream. 

Although you might think that Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao are creamy, they are in fact not at all so without the single cream in your cocktail it will be more transparent.

Pink Grasshopper Cocktail

Switch things up and make your cocktail pink instead of green! Pink cocktails are perfect for bridal showers and other events. 

To make your cocktail pink, use clear creme de menthe and add in 1/2 oz of grenadine to your shaker. 

Vegan Grasshopper Cocktail

If you want to go dairy-free, you can substitute oat milk or coconut milk in your Grasshopper. I personally love oat milk as it is really creamy and doesn’t add any extra flavors to the cocktail

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Yield: 1

Grasshopper Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The Grasshopper cocktail is a delicious mint green drink that is almost like a dessert.


  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • Ice


  1. Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker together
  2. Shake briskly and strain into a glass
  3. Garnish with a mint leave and grated nutmeg and serve immediately


Use green Creme de Menthe to get the great mint green color.

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