The Grasshopper was invented in the early 1900s in New Orleans. It saw some popularity in 1950s suburbs. The real heyday for the Grasshopper was the 1970s, the era of disco and rock.
A 70s classic is exactly the drink pairing that I was seeking out for Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The Grasshopper saw popularity in the 1970s because sweet cocktails were all the rage. It’s a blast from the past!
Colorful and delicious, the Grasshopper is definitely a dessert cocktail. Fans of mint chocolate chip ice cream will love it.
If you find that you or your book club are still riding the retro vibe of the 1970s after you finish reading Daisy Jones and the Six, make a Grasshopper! Its gorgeous green color and creamy deliciousness will send you to another era.
1.5 ounces Crème de Menthe
1.5 ounces white (clear) Crème de Cacao
2 ounces heavy cream
1. Put a martini glass or coupe glass in the freezer for two hours.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full of ice. Add the Crème de Menthe, white Crème de Cacao and heavy cream into the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
3. Strain into the frozen glass and serve. Cheers!