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December 2, 2011

BOTW: Holiday Hopper Cocktail

My 'Best of the Web' this week was inspired  by a text message I received containing the word Grasshopper.  It had me envisioning a Grasshopper cocktail and I like a good Grasshopper, but wanted to find some sort of moderation to the age old classic.

Consider the Holiday Hopper a Grasshopper with a twist. What Midori {more specifically Mixologist Victoria Damato-Moran} has done is taken one of the more popular "martinis" and added their liqueur for this melon background that is really quite interesting and makes a far better cocktail. As with the Grasshopper, use white creme de cacao because the brown makes the finished drink look like some sort of sludge, which is unappealing, visually.

Photo courtesy of Midori
Holiday Hopper

•1 oz Midori melon liqueur
•1/2 oz green creme de menthe
•1/2 oz white creme de cacao
•2 oz half and half
•mint leaves for garnish
•raspberry for garnish


1.Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice.

2.Shake well.

3.Strain into a cocktail glass.

4.Garnish with a mint leaves and a raspberry.


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