Skinny Grasshopper

Green cocktail in a copper stemmed martini glass and garnished with mint leaves and chocolate drizzle. There's also silver a cocktail shaker, ice bucket and a nutcracker who looks like a sommelier.

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.

Overhead view of a green cocktail with chocolate and garnished with mint leaves.

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. 🙂 

Green cocktail in a copper stemmed martini glass and garnished with mint leaves and chocolate drizzle. There's also silver a cocktail shaker, ice bucket and a nutcracker who looks like a sommelier.
Claude is quite proud of his skinny grasshopper cocktail and can’t wait for you to try it.
Green cocktail in a copper stemmed martini glass and garnished with mint leaves and chocolate drizzle. There's also silver a cocktail shaker, ice bucket and a nutcracker who looks like a sommelier.

Skinny Grasshopper

Stacey Mincoff
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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. 🙂

Notes

You can sub half and half or heavy cream instead of the coconut milk, but the heavy cream will be about 154.5 calories where as the unsweetened coconut milk will only be 8.44 .  Keep in mind this is a 4.5 ounce cocktail where as some other recipes are only making a 2.5 ounce cocktail. 

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 19gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate, Happy Hour, Mint, skinny cocktail, St. Patrick’s Day
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