Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2023. This year, we wanted to share our rendition of a classic Southern drink… The Grasshopper.
A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. A bar in the French Quarter, Tujague’s, claims the drink was invented in 1918 by its owner, Philip Guichet. The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.
El Guapo Grasshopper
x The Sauceress
Makes one cocktail
• 1 oz crème de menthe
• 1 oz crème de cacao
• 2 oz coconut cream
• Candy Cane Whipped Cream (recipe below 👇🏼)
• El Guapo®️ Candy Cane Syrup & crushed candy canes, for garnish
To garnish glass, dip rim in Candy Cane syrup using a shallow dish. Drip directly into crushed candy cane pieces to coat. Gently shake off excess and set aside. In a mixing glass filled with ice, shake together all ingredients & strain into the rimmed glass. Top with Candy Cane Whipped Cream & serve immediately. Cheers!
Candy Cane Whipped Cream
• 1/4 cup El Guapo®️ Candy Cane Syrup
• 1 pint cold heavy cream (or sub coconut cream for a dairy free alternative)
Combine both ingredients and best with a hand mixer until soft peaks form, being careful not to over-whip. Use immediately.