|IBA official cocktail|
|Standard drinkware||Cocktail glass|
|Preparation||Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake briskly and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.|
|Commonly served||After dinner|
|Grasshopper recipe at International Bartenders Association|
A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. A bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, Tujague's, claims the drink was invented in 1918 by its owner, Philip Guichet. The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.
A "Frozen" Grasshopper adds mint ice cream to create a more dessert-like drink.
An "After Eight" adds a layer of dark chocolate liqueur to the crème de menthe, crème de cacao and cream.
In the North Central United States, especially Wisconsin, Grasshoppers are blended drinks, with ice cream substituted for cream. A related variation is the "Grasshopper milkshake", which contains mint chocolate chip ice cream, milk, and crème de menthe. This is blended and served in a tall glass decorated with a miniature or broken cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie.
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