DrinkWire is Liquor.com's showcase for the best articles, recipe and reviews from the web's top writers and bloggers. In this post, Jason Walsh offers a recipe that takes the venerable Grasshopper in a whole new direction.
As the name suggests, this drink is a variation on the classic Grasshopper cocktail. Luxurious green Chartreuse takes place of the crème de menthe to what essentially is a Chartreuse Grasshopper— and what a change the Chartreuse provides. Compared to the original, this version is slightly less rich but offers a lot more structure. It is much more herbaceous and boozier — the Chartreuse is 55 percent alcohol — but still very decadent and approachable,. I hope you enjoy this beauty. Cheers!
The Grenoble Grasshopper
1.5oz Green Chartreuse
1oz Marie Brizard white crème de cacao
1oz heavy cream
Garnish: mint leaf
Combine all ingredients into your favorite mixing glass. Shake well and strain into a claret-style glass. Garnish with mint.
Cocktail created and pictured by Jason Walsh Mixologist of Ny