Flying Grasshopper

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

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.

34 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
34 fl oz Dutch White Crème de Cacao
34 fl oz Giffard Peppermint Pastille
1 fl oz Single cream / half-and-half
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Comment:

A Grasshopper with a splash of vodka, this creamy after-dinner cocktail is all the better for that vodka, indeed it's arguably better with a splash more vodka (30ml/1oz vodka). However much vodka, this after-dinner cocktail is minty fresh with indulgent chocolate - reminiscent of a choc mint ice-cream.

About:

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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