Grasshopper Martini

Green Drinks To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The Grasshopper Martini a mint chocolate flavored green dessert martini. You can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this low-proof classic martini that is heavy on flavor and light on the alcohol.

The Grasshopper is a Classic Mint Chocolate Martini That You Can Customize

Feel free to blend the Grasshopper to your desire. If you are feeling a bit more chocolate add a little more creme de cacao. Likewise, increase the creme de menthe if you would like a bit more mint.

Grasshopper Martini
Prep Time
3 mins
Total Time
3 mins

The Grasshopper Martini is a classic after-dinner cocktail that will delight your taste buds with a mint chocolate flavor that is light on the alcohol. Phillip Guichet invented this cocktail in 1918 at Tujague's located in New Orleans' French Quarter. 

St. Patrick's Day is a time for green drinks, and the Grasshopper Martini gets its name because it is green! 

So, maybe you can skip the meal and go straight to the dessert, enjoy your Grasshopper and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

File Under: Cocktails, Dessert, Drinks
Drink Type: American
Keyword: Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, Martini, St. Patrick's Day, Top Shelf
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 257 kcal
  • 3/4 ounce Crème de Menthe
  • 3/4 ounce Crème de Cacao
  • 3/4 ounce Light Cream (Half & Half)
  1. Add ice to your OXO steel cocktail shaker.

    OXO Cocktail Shaker
  2. Add 3/4 oz of Hiram Walker® crème de menthe to the shaker

    Hiram Walker creme de menthe
  3. Then pour in 3/4 oz the Hiram Walker® crème de cacao into the shaker.

    Hiram Walker creme de cacao
  4. Lastly, add the 3/4 oz of light creme to the mix. It is easiest if you use half & half. We recommend Land O Lakes® Mini Moo's®  

  5. Shake the mixture until it is chilled

  6. Pour the mix into a martini glass

    Martini Glass

Finally, feel free to skip the meal and head right to dessert with a delicious and green Grasshopper Martini on St. Patrick's Day.

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