No matter if you are doing a little holiday entertaining this year or just celebrating with family or close friends, this is a fun cocktail recipe to have on hand.
The first time I tried a grasshopper cocktail was at a Christmas dinner party and I LOVED it. It reminds me of a lightly alcoholic peppermint mocha (without caffeine), plus it’s a very festive color, which makes this drink even more fun.
I’ll share how to make a classic grasshopper cocktail, as well as how to make a frozen version. For this recipe, I am working with Walmart—my go-to store for easy holiday entertaining options, as you can get both groceries and other things you may need like drinkware or decorations.
Not only did I get all the glasses, serving trays, and little candy tree ornaments there, but I also found all the perfect entertaining snacks you see in their bakery section. Walmart makes entertaining easy!
Here are some party snacks that pair well with grasshopper cocktails:
- sweet or savory trail mix
- peppermint bark
- chocolate candies
There are only three ingredients in a classic grasshopper cocktail: Creme de menthe, Creme de cacao, and heavy whipping cream.
And, the ratio I like to use is 1 : 1 : 1, meaning I use one ounce of each ingredient to make one cocktail. I’ll include more information and some substation notes in the recipe card below.
A frozen grasshopper cocktail is quite possibly the most delicious boozy milkshake option ever. To make this, you simply swap the 1 ounce of heavy whipping cream for 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.
As you can tell from the ingredients, this is a very decadent and flavorful drink. Perfect for a holiday celebration!
I like to garnish these with a few chocolate shavings and fresh mint. Another option is to add a mini candy cane to the side of the glass, or melted chocolate to the rim. Cheers! xo. Emma
P.S. Check out 40 Fun Cocktails to Make at Home for more recipes!
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- 1 ounce Creme de menthe
- 1 ounce Creme de cacao
- 1 ounce heavy whipping cream
- cocktail shaker
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add all three ingredients.
- Shake until the shaker feels very cold in your hand.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings and/or fresh mint.