Grasshopper Recipe

Grasshopper Ingredients

Our Grasshopper recipe consists of the following ingredients – we always attempt to include substitutes where it is possible:

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How to make a Grasshopper

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    Luckily this is a perfect cocktail for beginners, since the steps couldn't be simpler! Once you've bought or dug out your cocktail shaker, gather all the ingredients together and pour them gently into your shaker, along with a few ice cubes – but not too many so that it dilutes it too much, since menthe is delicious! Give them a good shake – for 2 or 3 minutes.
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    The only other step is to take your strainer, and as with many cocktails, strain the cocktail into your cocktail glass. One optional step is to chill your cocktail glass beforehand, which ensures that the ice doesn't melt too quickly. This can be done by placing your glass into the freezer for a couple of minutes whilst you're shaking your cocktail. Don't forget to put the glass to your lips and drink!

Tips & Recommendations

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Most cocktails have a traditional proportion of the ingredients. However, with the Grasshopper this can be tweaked to your own individual taste. Which means you can experiment with the ratio between the creme and the menthe, according to your preference. Due to the presence of the menthe, your cocktail at the end should be a beautiful greeny-blue colour, similar to the perfect picture of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, or the colour of the water in a volcano crater!

Apparently the Grasshopper comes from the bar, Tujague, in Louisiana. As with many cocktails, it became increasingly popular over the years, as the word got around – in the case of the Grasshopper, it gained a lot of popularity in the southern regions of the United States, and then moved across the Atlantic to Europe.

It is traditionally served in a cocktail glass, which would appeal to the lady cocktail drinkers. There are several adaptations to the Grasshopper – including a curious variety that contains mint flavoured ice cream to enhance its mint taste!

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