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Creme de menthe

Guide to Creme de Menthe: Grasshopper & More Drinks!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Everyone loves the Grasshopper drink! The classic after-dinner cocktail is electric green with a creamy, mint chocolate flavor.


  • 1 1/2 ounces* crème de cacao
  • 1 1/2 ounces crème de menthe
  • 2 ounces heavy cream**
  • For the garnish: Shaved chocolate (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls of ice and shake until cold.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with shaved chocolate if desired.


*1 ounces = 2 tablespoons

**To make a frozen grasshopper: Substitute 2 scoops vanilla ice cream for the heavy cream and blend in a blender. To make 4 servings, use 3/4 cup each of creme de cacao and creme de menthe, and 8 scoops ice cream.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Creme de menthe