Saturday, March 16, 2013

Patience, Grasshopper! and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

If you're like me, you're spending your Saturday patiently waiting for your Steak, Guinness, and Cheese Pie to work it's magic in the oven for tomorrow's excellent Irish Menu, perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! So, while I wait and wait and wait for my brisket to become perfectly tender, I made myself the classic green cocktail, the "Grasshopper!" This minty chocolaty concoction, created in New Orleans, is so very simple and satisfying! It's like an Ande's mint in a glass! What's not to like? It makes a perfect after-dinner drink or night cap, especially after a long day of parades and festivities! Slainte!


Makes 1 drink, can be doubled, etc.


2 oz. green creme de menthe
2 oz. white (or clear) creme de cacao
2 oz. half-and-half or cream


Combine all ingredients with some crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy!

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