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There's Something About Sundays

When I was young, my mom frequently took us to my grandparent's house after school. We always knew we were going to get a great treat. Usually, it was some kind of ice cream treat. One day, my grandfather, whom I always called POP, asked my mom if she would like a grasshopper. Of course, the answer was yes, and I wanted one too. Because of the year and how it was in those times, my grasshopper also contained the same ingredients as my mom's! POP made them frozen like soft-serve ice cream, which was delicious. I can remember sitting at that metal kitchen table and enjoying the sweet flavor of mint and cocoa. It was a very good time. I still love grasshoppers to this day and will always think of my POP when I have one!

Happy St. Patrick's Day.



1 ½ ounces heavy cream

1 ounce creme de menthe

1 ounce creme de cacao


Combine cream, creme de menthe, and creme de cacao

in a cocktail shaker half full of ice cubes.

Shake well until the shaker is frosty.

Strain into a martini glass.


A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink named for its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. Tujague's, a bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, claims its owner Philip Guichet invented the drink in 1918.[1] The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.

If you happen to live locally, they make a pretty good one at B&B Chophouse

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