Grasshopper Recipe

Grasshopper Recipe
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Take some time and forethought when making a proper Grasshopper. It’s totally worth it to avoid the neon green mouthwash that is found with most commercial crème de menthe. You’ll need to follow this recipe for the homemade version, which takes a full day to make, before mixing this refreshing and decadent New Orleans original.

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1
Servings
365
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces homemade crème de menthe
  • Lime zest for garnish
  • 1 ounce heavy cream

Directions

Combine crème de menthe and cream into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and zest lime over the top using a microplane.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
36g
40%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
51µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
26mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
24mg
2%
Water
45g
2%

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