The Sugar Free Grasshopper is certainly a delicious treat! The original recipe is rumored to have originated from Tujague’s in New Orleans, which, by the way, is a must stop in New Orleans! Not only do they serve delicious food at the restaurant, but their bar is amazing (with the biggest mirror you’ll probably ever see!)
Gushing about Tujague’s aside, the Sugar Free Grasshopper is something that we at MDR Labs have been wanting to try for some time!
This drink has it all! Mint, chocolate, cream, sweetness, and all blending together to make it one delicious, almost dessert-like, treat.
We don’t care what anyone might say, the Sugar Free Grasshopper is not a girly drink and should be enjoyed more often!
One recommendation, though, is that if you are preparing a regular, sugary version of this drink, make sure to use a high quality creme de menthe or creme de cacao. The difference between good and cheap liqueurs is night and day.
A side-note regarding the above picture. The center one is the sugar free grasshopper, with the two ends the regular, sugary version. The recipe calls for a white creme de cacao, however, the sugar free creme de cacao is brown in color, so it turned the sugar free grasshopper slightly brownish. Our recommendation is to drink it and enjoy it! But if you’d rather be green, just put a few extra drops of green food coloring while you’re mixing up the cocktail!
Sugar Free Grasshopper
Just add all the reagents in a shaker tin over ice (and add the extra green food coloring, if desired) and shake it up real good. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy!
The only regrettable thing about the Sugar Free Grasshopper is that there isn’t another one ready to go when you finish the first one!
Enjoy (with the appropriate moderation of course)!