Tujague’s Grasshopper Martini Cocktail Recipe

Tujague’s Grasshopper Martini Cocktail is like drinking a York peppermint patty. The perfect dessert or after dinner drink.  What’s not to love, boozy chocolate and mint.  Love it.

I remember this drink from childhood.  This was a standard offering after dinner at our home.  

Around the holidays I was trying to come up with a signature after dinner drink for a dinner party and since my husband loves mint chocolate chip ice cream and I’ve cut out ice cream after dinner. I made this Grasshopper Martini as a tribute to its 100-year birthday and nostalgia for my New Orleans days.

History of the Grasshopper

Tujague’s is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans and my favorite of the classic old New Orleans bars and restaurants.   

According to the Tujague’s website, the Grasshopper celebrated its 100-year anniversary November of 2018. 

Shortly after the turn of the century, the Guichet family purchased Tujague’s from founders Guillaume and Marie Tujague. Philibert Guichet invented the drink that would become known as the Grasshopper, for a 1918 cocktail competition in New York City. Guichet’s cocktail secured a second-place finish and became so popular back home in New Orleans, that it’s held a permanent spot on the Tujague’s cocktail menu ever since.


Tujague’s Grasshopper Martini Cocktail

Course: Beverages, Cocktail, cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, cajun, creole, French, Mardi Gras, New Orleans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 356 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

York Peppermint Patty in a cocktail.  Enough said.  Try this you will love it.



  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz green creme de menthe
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1/2 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 oz brandy floater optional
  • 1 t White and dark chocolate shavings
  • 1 mint sprig


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all ingredients in order.

  2. Shake until very well-chilled, and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and white and dark chocolate shavings.
  4. Top with brandy, pouring over a bar spoon to float on top of the drink.

Recipe Notes


Feel free to skip the brandy floater, it will still be delicious.



Nutrition Facts
Tujague’s Grasshopper Martini Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 21g23%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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