Young Grasshopper {a branca menta milkshake}

The Grasshopper cocktail is one that dates back to the era of Prohibition. A mixture of green creme de menthe, white creme de cacao and heavy cream, it’s supposed to be an after dinner libation. It’s not something I’d normally drink, but it did provide the starting point for this branca menta milkshake.

branca menta milkshake

While researching various grasshopper cocktails and milkshakes, I came across a grasshopper shake from Jeffrey Morgenthaler. He uses the standard grasshopper ingredients along with a touch of Fernet Branca, vanilla ice cream and a pinch of sea salt. I decided for my version I was going to ditch the green creme de menthe altogether and replace it with Fernet Braca Menta.

branca menta milkshake

I wanted mine to be a little bit stronger so I also added in half an ounce of Skipper Rum. Some good vanilla ice cream, a pinch of sea salt and a little bit of time in the blender and it’s done. And it’s freaking delicious. And I could use a refill right now. Please.

Young Grasshopper
A frozen remake of the Grasshopper cocktail with Fernet Branca Menta, Skipper dark rum and vanilla bean ice cream.
Serves: 1
  • 1 ounce Fernet Branca Menta
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
  • ½ ounce Skipper Rum
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup vanilla bean ice cream
  • 6 ice cubes, crushed
  • Sprig of mint for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients except for garnish to a blender.
  2. Blend until combined and pour into a rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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