A St. Patrick’s Day cocktail that is green is almost required on March 17th. Green beer may flow in some areas, but that’s not my way to celebrate. Do you believe in a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Need some luck of the Irish? Have some leprechauns at your house? I think any leprechaun worth a pot of gold would prefer this drink. You can treat them to a St. Patrick’s Day surprise ~ a creamy, super tasty, green drink. Not too many green drinks can be found this yummy. Sweet Shark made this one to please every leprechaun you know and make those Irish eyes smile.
This drink, the Grasshopper, has been around for along time, and it never fails to please.
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail to Make Irish Eyes Smile
3 Simple Ingredients
Obviously, it’s the green creme de menthe that gives the Grasshopper its green color and adds to its distinctive taste. White creme de cacao adds flavor and smoothness. And half~and~half for that creamy texture. If you want a thicker, richer drink, use heavy whipping cream instead of the half~and~half. Or if you want to get really decadent and attract a leprechaun or 2, then use vanilla ice cream, which is my all~time favorite. That version becomes not a St. Patrick’s cocktail, but a St. Patrick’s dessert. Place the white creme de cacao and green creme de menthe in a blender with a couple of scoops of softened vanilla ice cream and process until blended. Oh so yummy.
- 1 ounce green creme de menthe
- 1 ounce white creme de cacao
- 1 ounce half~and~half
- Fill cocktail shaker with all the ingredients.
- Add ice and shake until drink is chilled.
- Strain into preferred glass.
You have plenty of time to practice making this St. Patrick’s Day cocktail before the big day. Remember to wear your green!
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