Thursday, March 12, 2015

Grasshopper Martini

 

 

 

I love trying new martini recipes for holiday celebrations and this Grasshopper Martini is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The Creme de Menthe gives it the vibrant green color and also a wonderful mint flavor. This is an an old fashioned cocktail and in fact brings back memories of my mother enjoying this drink with her friends. It definitely is from a different era and you will feel like you have returned to the 1960's where this drink first gained popularity.

The flavors in this creamy martini will remind you of a a grown up shamrock shake and the color makes it fun to drink. Some flavor combinations just go together and chocolate and mint are ones that always work. I made this sample to try last night, but will be enjoying another on St. Patrick's Day.

 

Grasshopper Martini

In a martini shaker filled with ice, mix equal parts (1 1/2 ounce) Creme de Menthe, Creme de Cacao and 1/2 and 1/2. Shake until foamy and pour into a pretty martini glass. Enjoy!

 

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9 comments:

  1. You had me at martini! Loved the history behind it! So vintage!

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  2. Oh, how delicious this sounds! Someday I want to look up your various martini and cocktail recipes as you have posted some really good ones over the years. I have made the Watermelon Martini several times - it's delish! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Vicki. :)

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  3. Looks yummy and festive:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  4. And you had me at grown up shamrock shake!

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  5. Yum that looks really good, I might have to try it ;)

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  6. That ought to get you jumpin! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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