Mint Juleps are the official drink of the Kentucky Derby…
When I drink a Grasshopper it brings me back to the hot summer nights of my childhood. Every Saturday night my Dad would take my sister and I to Thrifty’s for ice cream. My sister would get Rainbow sherbert and I would always get mint and chip. The moon, the sound of the crickets , and my dad. I miss those days. Why do I like the Grasshopper so much? Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe it’s the best drink ever. For me it’s a little of both.
1 oz. Creme de Menthe (green)
1 oz. Creme de Cacao (white)
1 oz. Cream
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. I like to sprinkle chocolate shaving on top as a garnish. If you like ice cream drinks, replace the cream with 2-3 oz. of vanilla, chocolate chip, or mint and chip ice cream and blend it.