Grasshoppers are a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink is derived from its green color, which is provided by the green crème de menthe. The drink reputedly originated at Tujague's, a landmark bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South as a perfect way to top off a heavy meal taking advantages of mint’s naturally stomach settling effects. This drink can also easily be made as a frozen drink using ice cream as a base instead of cream. Use Vanilla or Mint ice cream to pull it one way or the other!
In shaker glass with ice pour in crème de menthe, white crème de cacao and cream. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.