How to Make an Old School, Disco Loving Bitters Grasshopper Cocktail
Nothing says retro more that the classic green Grasshopper cocktail. Many of the cocktails originally created in the 90’s were a little unbalanced and I believe the Grasshopper is a great example of a cocktail that was amazing for the time but for today’s educated cocktail connoisseurs who are chasing a more balanced cocktail I decided I wanted to modernize this delicious cocktail.
The ingredients in the original cocktail came together deliciously and it was prepared more often than not as a dessert like nightcap. In modern day people are drinking cocktails all night long and restaurants are even doing cocktail pairings with dinner so I think this version may be a better balanced option in place of dessert. I was inspired by a visit to MG Road in Asheville where they specialize in making old school disco cocktails with a modern twist.
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- 2 ounces white rum
- 1/2 ounce Creme de Menthe
- 1/2 ounce Monin white chocolate syrup
- 1 ounce coconut yogurt
- 3-4 dashes angostura bitters
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
- Strain into a hi-ball/hurricane glass over crushed ice
- Dash bitters over top
Now break out your velour suit, gold chain, disco shoes and enjoy!
As always, please drink responsibly; don’t get behind the wheel of your Plymonth Volare and drive.