A Grasshopper for X’Mas

24th December 2023

By Sharmini Jayawardena 

How To Make a Grasshopper Cocktail


  • 2 parts Half & Half
  • 1 part Creme de Menthe (try homemade crème de menthe as given below)
  • 1/2 part Vodka
  • Chocolate Syrup (optional)

If using the chocolate syrup,  your first step will be to drizzle a few lines of chocolate syrup down the edges of your glass.  Then combine the half & half, the Creme de Menthe, and the vodka and pour into your prepared glass.  Your Grasshooper cocktail will have a pretty pale green color and minty flavor.

Homemade Creme de Menthe


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Vodka
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 4 drops Green Food Coloring

Make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a small saucepan and heating for a few minutes on the stove until the the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

Once the sugar/water mixture has cooled, add the vodka and the peppermint extract. Finally you can add a few drops of green food coloring to give it the same green color as the store bought version.  You’ll want your mixture in some kind of clear glass jar, bottle, or bowl for this step so you can clearly see the color of your mixture.  I found 4 drops of food coloring to be about right.

My homemade Crème De Menthe


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