This Green Grasshopper Mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of the famous Grasshopper Cocktail. And if you've never had a grasshopper, then you're in for a treat! It's a mint chocolate drink that's creamy and delicious!
And because this Grasshopper Mocktail is green, it's a very popular non alcoholic St. Patrick's Day drink. It was inspired by my Creamy Coconut Blue Raspberry Slushie.
This easy, creamy Green Grasshopper Mocktail is non-alcoholic version of the famous Grasshopper drink (cocktail). Made with white chocolate and mint flavors, it's a fun drink for kids and the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
For this recipe, you'll need:
- white hot chocolate mix
- boiling water
- half and half cream
- 1% milk-you could substitute 2% milk
- peppermint extract
- almond extract
- green food coloring
- whipped cream
- mint leaves
🍸Grasshopper Cocktail History
The grasshopper cocktail derives its name from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. It's a retro cocktail that had its heyday in the 1950's and 1960's. It was said to be invented at the bar "Tajugue's" in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1918 by owner, Philip Guichet. You can read more about the invention of the Grasshopper cocktail HERE.
👪 Serving Size
This Grasshopper mocktail recipe makes 2 servings. However, you can double or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
You don't need any special equipment to make this green mocktail recipe. However, I like to serve them in milkshake glasses (affiliate link).
You'll want to store this drink in the fridge in juice jug (affiliate link) for up to 4 days.
This non- alcoholic version of this famous cocktail is simple to make and a great substitute for alcoholic celebratory drinks, as are my Shirley Temple, Miami Vice Mocktail and Cranberry Cosmo Mocktails.
My Grasshopper Mocktail is the perfect St. Patrick's day drink for kids or those that want a non-alcoholic grasshopper option. So if you're looking for a fun green drink, then give this one a try!
💭 Top tip
When you are whisking the white chocolate with the water, make sure the water if VERY hot! This will ensure it properly dissolves. But don't worry, it's such as small amount that once you add ice, it will cool it down and you can enjoy it as a cool drink.
I love making my kids mocktails! I think it's important that kids get to have fun celebratory drinks too. It's not something I ever had as a kid, so I can live vicariously through mine and regularly make them fun drinks.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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📋 Green Grasshopper Mocktail Recipe
- 6 tablespoon white hot chocolate mix
- 6 tablespoon boiling water
- 1 ½ cups half and half cream
- 1 cup 1 % milk
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract (affiliate link)
- 1 teaspoon green food coloring *add more or less to achieve desired color
- whipped cream * I use spray whipped cream from the can
- fresh mint leaves
- Add 3 tbsps each of hot water and white chocolate mix to 2 glasses and whisk until powder is dissolved into water.
- Add milk, cream, extracts and green food coloring, dividing between both glasses and mix until incorporated.
- Add ice, if desired.
- Garnish with whipped cream and fresh mint