Chocolate and mint were meant to be together. In this recipe for Layered Grasshopper Shots you’ve got the perfect combo of each.
Layering works based on the density of the ingredients. Denser ingredients sink to the bottom while the lighter ones stay on top.
Dark Creme de Cocoa is slightly denser than Creme de Menthe but if you pour slowly you should get a good clean division line.
The Layered Grasshopper Shot is very clearly based on a traditional grasshopper. I decided to swap out the white (clear) Creme de Cocoa for the dark to make a pretty layered shot.
If you only have the white version on hand you can shake all the ingredients together and skip the layering. You can shake everything together when you use the dark creme de cocoa but the color will be much darker and less minty. It still tastes good though 😉
Measure the dark Creme de Menthe into the shotglass, taking care to keep it off the sides. Then it’s on to the fun!
I didn’t feel like finding my cocktail shaker so I made this in a mason jar with a plastic screw top lid. Throw in a handful of ice, the heavy cream and the creme de menthe.
It’s much easier to use a cocktail shaker with a strainer, you won’t get any ice shards in the shot glass. Whatever you decide to use give it a few quick shakes and slowly pour over the back of a bar spoon.
Drink it in one gulp, you get a slightly sweet and very minty flavor with a burst of chocolate at the end. Don’t forget to PIN this to your Drinks board!