Flying Grasshopper

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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 230 calories in one serving of Flying Grasshopper.

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Flying Grasshopper image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Powdered sugar & chocolate powder rim, plus float tip of mint sprig

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

3/4 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
3/4 fl oz Dutch White Crème de Cacao
3/4 fl oz Giffard Peppermint Pastille crème de menthe
1 fl oz Single cream / half-and-half
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Review:

Why drink a mere Grasshopper when you could be enjoying a Flying Grasshopper? This creamy after-dinner cocktail is all the better for the splash of vodka, indeed it's arguably better with a splash more vodka. Minty fresh with indulgent chocolate - reminiscent of a choc mint ice-cream.

History:

A 1970s or earlier more alcoholic riff on the Grasshopper cocktail. Some, including Stan Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Bar Guide omit the cream: 1 vodka, ¾ green crème de menthe and ¾ white creme de cacao to make a clear emerald green cocktail.

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