This Vintage Cocktail has had a makeover
I call this a Skinny Grasshopper because I have changed some of the original ingredients that were used according to the Mr. Boston official bartender’s guide. I’ve reduced the calories and made it a little less sweet.
Why is it called a grasshopper?
Claude and I are equally confused about the name, but evidently it’s just because it’s green. I mean really? That’s it? Well that’s what Wikipedia is telling us as well as some other bit and bobs.
How about naming this Skinny Grasshopper after something besides a bug?
Or at least something green and pretty. It has mint in it and that’s green, but no… They said let’s name it after a bug instead. Maybe they drank a few too many grasshoppers before deciding on a name. Wouldn’t it be funny to garnish it with a Chocolate Covered Grasshopper? Well click that link and you can. LOL #grasshoppergarnish
Shaken, Not Stirred
Place alcohol in a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice (crushed or cubes). No need to really measure, I use the lid of the shaker and just eyeball equal parts. If you want to measure, use the larger end of the cocktail jigger which is 1.5 ounces. Shake the heck out of it and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with either a drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of the glass just before pouring, or sprinkle grated chocolate on top, and add a mint sprig. And don’t forget there‘s always the chocolate covered grasshoppers. 🙂
- 1.5 Ounces Creme de Menthe green
- 1.5 Ounces Double Chocolate Vodka can sub Creme de Cacoa
- 1.5 Ounces Unsweetened Coconut Milk the beverage in the dairy isle
- Place alcohol in a martini shaker along with a handful of ice. I like to use crushed ice, but my husband likes full size cubes. Shake the heck out of it and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with either a drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of the glass just before pouring, or sprinkle grated chocolate on top, and add a mint sprig. I’d skip the chocolate covered grasshopper. 🙂