Grasshopper Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 1/2 ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup clear crème de menthe
  • 3/4 cup white-chocolate liqueur
  • 3/4 cup vanilla-infused vodka
  • 6 mint sprigs


Using a superfine grater, grate bittersweet chocolate onto a saucer. Use a finger to rub 1/3 teaspoon corn syrup around rims of each of 6 glasses. Roll each rim in the grated chocolate and set aside. Pour crème de menthe, white-chocolate liqueur, and vanilla-infused vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Shake until well blended. Strain into glasses (be careful not to splash off the chocolate rims). Serve each cocktail with a sprig of mint.

    Grated bittersweet chocolate adorns the rims of glasses filled with the after-dinner Grasshopper cocktail that's made with vanilla-infused vodka.
  • Yield: Makes 6 drinks (serving size: 1 drink)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 306
Fat per serving: 5.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.1g
Protein per serving: 1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 18g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 1mg

Good to Know

With rich flavors such as chocolate and vanilla, this cocktail could be a leaner substitute for dessert.

Cat Cora