Celebrate National Crème de Menth Day with Dale DeGroff’s take on a Grasshopper for Marie Brizard.

Invented in 1885 as a digestive, Crème de Menthe is a sweetened mint liqueur used in a range of classic cocktails. The added sugar gives the spirit a thicker mouthfeel that makes it interesting to work with.

Marie Brizard Crème de Menthe, bottle on white

Marie Brizard Crème de Menthe

One of our favorite Crème de Menthe bottles comes from Marie Brizard, who’s bold green spirit is made using essential oils extracted from mint leaves and is rectified three times to ensure a pure and powerful flavor. This smooth and fresh expression has a 25% ABV and can be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails, such as this take on a Grasshopper. Award winning bartender Dale DeGroff created this version of the classic cocktail using Marie Brizard’s stunning expression.

Grasshopper cocktail

Grasshopper

Photo by Daniel Krieger

Grasshopper 

By Dale DeGroff for Marie Brizard

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Marie Brizard Green Crème de Menthe
  • 1 oz. Crème de Cacao
  • 1 1/2 oz. Heavy Cream

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice. Strain into a Nick and Nora glass.  Garnish with shaved chocolate.