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Two finished Grasshopper cocktails on a dark surface garnished with mint leaves.

Grasshopper Cocktail

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grasshopper cocktail, grasshopper drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Brenda
My Grasshopper drink recipe is a delicious and easy cocktail recipe. Its mildly alcoholic that drinks like a mint chocolate dessert. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, the holidays, or when a gentle mint drink is your last beverage of the day. 
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  • 1 ounce creme de cacao use clear, but if you have brown creme de cacao, please see my notes
  • 1 ounce creme de menthe
  • 1 once half and half
  • 1 sprig mint leaves optional garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add creme de cacao and creme de menthe. Shake to chill
  • Add in half and half. Swirl to combine.
  • Pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish. Serve immediately.


Here are my top tips for making this:
  • Always use good quality ice
  • You can use the brown creme de cacao, but it will become a more brownish green color.
  • Likewise, you can substitute peppermint schnapps for the green creme de menthe, but it won't retain it's bright green hue.
  • For a dessert like drink, use ice cream in place of the half and half
  • If you are looking to save calories you can use whole milk in place of half and half


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 20g