Classic Grasshopper Drink Recipe: Mint Chocolate Delight
Calories: 225kcal
The Grasshopper drink recipe was invented by Philibert Guichet for a cocktail competition in New York City in 1918. It became popular at Tujague’s Restaurant in New Orleans and remains a beloved classic to this day. The Grasshopper cocktail combines crème de cacao, crème de menthe, and heavy cream, making it the perfect after-dinner mint chocolate treat.


  • 0.75 oz Creme De Cacao
  • 0.75 oz Creme De Menthe green
  • 0.75 oz Heavy cream
  • Chocolate shavings to garnish
  • Ice


Prepare the Glass:

  • Chill a martini glass in the freezer for about an hour.
  • Add a dash of either crème de cacao or crème de menthe to one plate and chocolate shavings to another.
  • Dip the rim of the martini glass into the liqueur and then into the chocolate. Set aside.

Mix the Cocktail:

  • Add cracked ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosty to the touch.


  • Strain the mixture into the prepared, frosted martini glass.
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Quick Tips

  • Pre-Chill Your Glass: Pre-chill your cocktail glasses in the freezer for an hour before serving for an extra frosty drink.


Make a Frozen Grasshopper: Turn the Grasshopper into a boozy milkshake by blitzing 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, crème de cacao, and crème de menthe in a blender until smooth.
Serve as Dessert: This Grasshopper drink is so indulgent it can be served instead of dessert!
The Grasshopper cocktail is a classic, indulgent drink that’s perfect for any occasion, especially as an after-dinner treat. With its mint chocolate flavor and creamy texture, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make and customize to your taste. Enjoy the timeless charm of the Grasshopper and explore its delicious variations!

Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 225kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 21g (7%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 5g (31%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mg (8%)Sodium: 7mgPotassium: 20mg (1%)Sugar: 16g (18%)Vitamin A: 313IU (6%)Vitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 14mg (1%)Iron: 0.03mg
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail, Drink