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Grasshopper

The very first mixed drink I ever had was the Grasshopper.

I remember it was the mid-nineties at a co-worker’s daughter’s wedding.  Another co-worker happened to order the drink, and its unusual green color captivated me.  I asked what it was and then ordered one.  Ever since, I’ve tried dozens–all right maybe a hundred or so–mixed drinks. 

A quick internet search informs me that this drink originated in the 1950s at Tujague’s, a landmark bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

What you’ll need: Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cacao, and cream.

Measure equal portions of each ingredient and pour them into a shaker over cracked ice.  Shake briskly and then strain into a cocktail glass.

How I like it:  Exactly as above.  However, I often don’t have Crème de Cacao on hand and so the drink pictured instead contains Godiva Chocolate Cream liqueur.  For the uninitiated, Crème de Cacao is a chocolate-flavored liqueur, but Godiva is just so much more decadent.  I didn’t use one, but you could use a Peppermint Patty as a garnish.  Just slide it onto the edge of the glass.

This mint chocolate cocktail  favorite is great for accompanying dessert, as a dessert, or even a nightcap.  Do give one a try.

And grasshopper says, “Drink responsibly!”

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