The Grasshopper is an old classic drink that’s very simple. This delicious cocktail tastes like a chocolate mint milkshake, and has fallen out of fashion for that reason.
And yet, look at all those candy ‘tinis people just can’t get enough of. At least the Grasshopper has the good breeding to hail from the French Quarter of New Orleans.
This drink is said to have been invented by Philip Guichet at Tujague’s bar. It hit its peak popularity in the 1950s and ’60s, especially in the southeastern US.
What the Grasshopper tastes like
The Grasshopper doesn’t have much of a kick. It really does taste like chocolate mint candy converted into a liquid form. It has only a slight kick, and it’s long overdue a revival.
If you like Thin Mints or Peppermint Patties, this cocktail is one you should try. It makes a heavenly dessert drink, perfect for after dinner.