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The Grashopper Cocktail is one of the best-known and most popular digestif cocktail recipes. The drink convinces with a pleasant mild-sweet aroma and can therefore be enjoyed especially well after a meal. We show you the simple recipe for preparing the Grashopper Cocktail. Have fun preparing and enjoying it!

Grashopper Cocktail Recipe

  • 2.5 cl crème de menthe
  • 2.5 cl white crème de cacao
  • 2.5 cl cream

Step by Step Guide

  1. Measure all the ingredients with a jigger and put them in a cocktail shaker together with ice cubes.
  2. Shake the shaker vigorously for at least 20 seconds and strain the drink into a glass.
  3. Now just garnish with a sprig of mint or a piece of chocolate and serve.
grashopper cocktail
Recipe by Chris


The preparation of the Grashopper Cocktail is very simple. Therefore, the drink is also very suitable for beginners. First measure all the ingredients with a jigger and pour the liquids into a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice cubes to the shaker and shake well. After shaking vigorously for about 20 seconds, strain the drink through a bar strainer into a glass. Now you can garnish the drink with a sprig of mint or a piece of chocolate and then serve. And this is how easy it is to prepare a Grashopper cocktail.

How the cocktail tastes


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The cocktail tastes similar to a chocolate mint candy that has been put into a liquid form. The taste is pleasantly sweet and very mild. The alcoholic notes can be tasted but are more noticeable in the background. Perhaps the drink is not to everyone’s taste. Some will find it too sweet. Some just don’t like the combination of chocolate and mint. But it is one of those drinks that reminds you of childhood treats. It’s nostalgic and endearing, beautiful and delicious, and what more could you want from a cocktail?

The Grasshopper Cocktail in detail

The Grasshopper is an old classic drink that is very simple to prepare. This delicious cocktail tastes like a chocolate-mint milkshake. Unfortunately, because of these characteristics, it has fallen a little out of fashion. This drink is said to have been invented by Philip Guichet in Tujague’s Bar. It reached its greatest popularity in the 1950s and 60s, especially in the southeastern USA. Today, the drink is only relatively rarely found on the menus of cocktail bars. Therefore, you should definitely prepare the drink at home and convince yourself of its unique taste.

The perfect dessert cocktail

If you are looking for a cocktail that tastes like a sweet dessert, then you have come to the right place. If you prefer to drink your dessert, this is the cocktail for you! It’s sweet and creamy and tastes like a grown up version of a mint chocolate chip milkshake. This cocktail is made with just three ingredients, making it especially popular with beginners. Try the digestif now and enjoy the drink at home.

The ingredients of the Grashopper Cocktail in detail:

Crème de menthe

A sweet liqueur with a mint flavour. Available in white or green, you should definitely choose the green version when preparing this drink. This gives the drink its classic bright colour.

Crème de cacao

A sweet, chocolate-flavoured liqueur. Available in dark or white. For this recipe, we recommend using the white (clear) variety. This allows the green colour of the crème de menthe to come out better.


The two liqueurs are mixed with cream. Here you can simply use classic cream without paying much attention to anything.

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