St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Idea: The Grasshopper Cocktail with Licor 43

February 22, 2024

The Grasshopper cocktail, a minty classic known for its delectable creaminess and stunning green hue, has been a favorite after-dinner drink since its creation in the early 20th century. Traditionally made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream, this cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and minty flavors. However, in this twist on the classic, we’re introducing Licor 43, a unique Spanish liqueur, to add an intriguing depth of flavor.

What is Licor 43?

Licor 43, or ‘Cuarenta y Tres’, is a Spanish liqueur made from a secret recipe of 43 natural ingredients, including Mediterranean citrus fruits and selected botanicals. Its complex, sweet, and subtly spicy flavor profile makes it a versatile addition to a wide range of cocktails.

Ingredients for the Grasshopper with Licor 43

  • 1 oz Crème de Menthe (green)
  • 1 oz Licor 43
  • 1 oz Crème de Cacao (white)
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Optional: Chocolate shavings for garnish


  • Chill Your Glass: Start by placing your cocktail glass in the freezer for about 10 minutes. A chilled glass will keep your cocktail cold and enhance the drinking experience.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a shaker, combine the crème de menthe, Licor 43, crème de cacao, and heavy cream. The crème de menthe provides the signature minty flavor, while Licor 43 adds a layer of complexity with its citrus and vanilla notes.
  • Shake it Up: Fill the shaker with ice. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. The shaking not only chills the drink but also creates a smooth, frothy texture.
  • Strain and Serve: Take your chilled glass out of the freezer. Strain the mixture into the glass, ensuring a smooth pour without any ice.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a sprig of mint for a fresh aroma. If you’re feeling indulgent, add a few chocolate shavings on top for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing and creamy Grasshopper cocktail with a twist!

Serving Suggestions

  • Pairing: This cocktail pairs wonderfully with dessert, particularly with chocolate-based sweets. The mint and chocolate flavors complement each other beautifully.
  • Glassware: A martini glass is traditionally used for a Grasshopper, but feel free to use any cocktail glass you prefer.

This Grasshopper cocktail with Licor 43 is a delightful blend of classic and contemporary flavors. The addition of Licor 43 brings a new dimension to the traditional recipe, creating a sophisticated and indulgent experience. Whether as a dessert cocktail or a special treat, this version of the Grasshopper is sure to impress. Cheers to a delicious twist on a classic!

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