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Improved Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe


New Orleans bartender Paul Gustings’ formula for the Grasshopper draws a better flavor balance (and a gentler color) from a unique mixture of liqueurs.

Paul Gustings has mixed many a Grasshopper cocktail, including at New Orleans’ Tujaque’s—reportedly the Grasshopper’s birthplace. His version sticks close to the original but draws more balance from a blend of liqueurs.


  • 2 oz. white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz. dark creme de cacao
  • 1 oz. green creme de menthe
  • ½ oz. white creme de menthe
  • 4½ oz. half and half
  • ¼ oz. brandy
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail


Shake ingredients with ice and strain.

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