The Grasshopper is a great drink with a misleading name, as it contains no actual grasshoppers. So we fixed it. Grasshoppers aren't strangers to cocktails; in Mexico they're fried and served as bar snacks with cocktails like Palomas. Here, though, they're covered in white chocolate and perched atop the creamy cocktail as a sweet, crunchy garnish.
white creme de cacao
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz green creme de menthe
1 oz heavy cream
1 bag white chocolate
- For grasshoppers, add water to a saucepan and rest a stainless steel bowl on top. Add white chocolate to the bowl, and heat over medium heat until the chocolate melts.
- Dip grasshoppers individually into the melted white chocolate. Place on a wax paper sheet and refrigerate until hardened.
- For the cocktail, combine all remaining ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe.
- Garnish with a skewer of chocolate-covered grasshoppers.