An essential ingredient in the classic grasshopper ice cream cocktail, this bright potion is given the distinction of being a crème liqueur not because it has cream or any dairy product added to it, but because of the thick, luscious texture resulting from the amount of sugar in the recipe. It first appeared in the tablet edition of our Jan/Feb 2014 SAVEUR 100 with the article Ice Cream Cocktails.
- 2 cups vodka
- 3 cups packed mint leaves
- 1 cup sugar
- 5-6 drops green food coloring (optional)
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