101 Best New Cocktails: Grasshopper by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon, USA.
“We wanted to pay homage to the classic Midwestern style of ice cream drink, so we toyed around with the recipe until we got it right. The Fernet Branca added a whole lot more complexity, but brought unwanted bitterness to the party, so that’s how we ended up with a pinch of sea salt,” Jeffrey Morgenthaler
1 1/2 ounces white crème de cacao
1 ounce half-and-half
1 teaspoon Fernet Branca
Pinch of sea salt
4 ounces (1/2 cup) vanilla ice cream
8 ounces (1 cup) crushed ice, prepared with a Lewis bag and mallet, a tea towel and rolling pin, or a food processor
Mint sprig for garnish
1.Combine all ingredients except the mint sprig in a blender, and blend on high speed until smooth. Serve in a tall, frozen glass, and garnish with a mint sprig.
gaz sez: I always loved Grasshoppers as well as Brandy Alexanders and Piña Coladas—my Trinity of Guilty Secrets—but Jeffrey takes the Grasshopper to new heights with this recipe. It’s fuckin’ awesome! St. Urho would be proud of you, Jeffrey . . .