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How to Make the Green Beast Cocktail

How to Make the Green Beast Cocktail

An easy-to-make-punch that keeps the party going

The Green Beast cocktail.

Five ingredients are all you need for this punch: absinthe, lime juice, simple syrup, water, and a few cucumber slices. This Green Beast cocktail is easy to make for parties, and won't require you to stand behind the bar the whole night.

Learn how to make this concoction by watching the short video below featuring talented bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford, who says it's his favorite absinthe cocktail.

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How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


How to Make a Grasshopper

That's not a McDonald's Shamrock Shake you see in front of you. It's not a Dairy Queen Mint Malt. It is a Grasshopper, a certified adult beverage that happens to look like green-tinted Pepto-Bismol. Made with two kinds of crème liqueur&mdashde menthe for minty freshness and de cacao for unabashed sweetness&mdashand a healthy pour of straight cream itself, it's a drink that's not to everyone's taste. But if you're in need of a cocktail that dressed itself with St. Patrick's Day in mind, a boozy York Peppermint Patty, or just a plain old sugar rush, the Grasshopper is a real winner. Traditionally, it calls for equal parts of each ingredient, but you might find your own variation on the formula more palatable.

A Little Background

So when was this minty milkshake created? As you can probably guess based on the fustiness it exudes so well, it was many, many years ago. The most-cited story pegs New Orleans as its city of origin, at a bar called Tujague's that first opened in 1856. Tujague's likely started serving Grasshoppers in 1919, a New Orleans food historian by the name of Poppy Tooker told Eater. It could've been earlier during Prohibition days, but finding evidence of that is tricky. The restaurant, which is still around to this day and celebrating its 160th anniversary, took to serving Grasshoppers with a brandy float in this century. The name, of course, comes from its vibrant verdant color.

A few decades later, in a much colder American city, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee started switching out the heavy cream in Grasshoppers for straight up ice cream, which helped usher in an era of ice cream cocktails. Bryant's still serves that version of the drink to this day.

If You Like This, Try These

You'll notice that the Grasshopper does not contain hard alcohol. That's easy to fix. Pour in some vodka. Or perhaps white rum&mdasheven try swapping the heavy cream for Malibu. Other creamy drinks that live in the same family as the Grasshopper include the White Russian (with vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream) and the Brandy Alexander (with brandy, crème de cacao, and heavy cream). A Green Fizz will get you crème de menthe, gin, and another vibrant hue.

What You Need

Here&rsquos what you need to do a Grasshopper justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.


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