The Grinch Martini

The Grinch Martini is as green as well, you know who.

It’s Monday so what could be more appropriate than a Grinch Martini? Perhaps I should be more clear. We are not over here feeling grinchy about Christmas itself, just Mondays. Especially Mondays at work. I’d rather be in my kitchen baking with a martini in hand. And for those procrastinators out there, there’s only one Monday left before Christmas Eve. Let that sink in. Ready for your Grinch Martini yet?


There are dozens of ways to make this cocktail, also known as the Grasshopper, and we’ve taken the liberty to rename it to the Grinch Martini because of the color and time of year. Adding crushed candy canes on the top makes me laugh as if the Grinch himself broke them up in a fit of holiday rage. 

The Grinch Martini is super easy to make. It’s only three ingredients; green creme de menthe, white creme de cacao, and light cream. I didn’t have green creme de menthe on hand, so I added a few drops of green food coloring. You’ll need a cocktail shaker to make the Grinch Martini (AKA a Grasshopper). In the words of Sean Connery in “Goldfinger”, this drink is “shaken, not stirred“.  There are martini snobs out there that suggest Mr. Bond ordered his drink improperly, as shaking waters down the cocktail and causes cloudiness, both of which are undesirable. Who knew? Regardless, this martini is best served as ice cold, and cloudiness clearly doesn’t matter, so shake away.

The Grinch Martini (AKA Grasshopper) is perfect to make ahead in large batches before having guests come over. It saves well, and can be poured into a shaker when ready. The liqueurs are so decadent, it can easily be substituted for dessert, or my preference, served alongside (since two desserts are better than one.)

Let’s shake to it, ok? Again, if you haven’t gotten a chance to see the other cocktails we have been whipping up, go check them out. They are all listed under our flavor tab.  If you like this cocktail, we also suggest you try the Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate, because YUM.

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