Grasshopper Cocktail

The Grasshopper Cocktail was apparently created by Philibert Guichet Jr., the owner of Tujaque's bar in New Orleans. As the story goes, it was submitted as an entry to a New York cocktail contest which was held, amazingly enough, in 1928 just before Prohibition was repealed. It is reported to have won second place. (Source: Roy F. Guste, Jr. "The Restaurants of New Orleans") Some other sources refer to the contest happening in 1919 however, just prior to Prohibition. However since one of the reported judges was Walter Winchell, who's career didn't really start until 1920, it is more likely that the contest happened during Prohibition.


Green creme de menthe 1 Ounce
White creme de cacao 1 Ounce
Cream 1 Ounce
Ice cube 1 Cup (16 tbs) , crushed



Shake crème de menthe, crème de cacao and cream with ice.

Strain into cocktail glass.


Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 302Calories from Fat 12

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 55 mg2.29%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 35 g

Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet