This is a variation on the drink the “grasshopper”. The drink reputedly originated at Tujague’s, a landmark bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and was invented by its owner, Philip Guichet.
The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South. Here we substitute with our own floral flavours like cardamom, almond and house dark bitter cacao. This is a playful, vegan friendly dessert cocktail.
This drink celebrates the Almond and it’s globe trotting. From the center of India, through Iran, Pakistan, Afganistan, Libya, Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, and over the oceans to California and Australia. The Almond has a history that follows our human colonization accross the world. We carried it with us from the hunter gathering times till today.
Light almond nuttiness, with creamy bitter
chocolate and mint. Full bodied drink, but still light on
1 oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
½ oz House Cacao Liqueur
½ oz Menthe Pastille
2 oz Almond Milk
4 drops Ms Betters Chocolate
6 drops Ms Betters Vegan Botanical Foamer
2 Cardamom Pods
1 Whole Almond
1 Mint Sprig & Fleur
Crush cardamom in shaker with muddler.
Remove mint fleur, put remainder of mint sprig in the shaker tin.
Add remaining ingredients (except almond).
Shake vigorously, double strain into chilled cocktail coupe.
Garnish with grated Almond and mint fleur.
Light almond nuttiness, with creamy bitter chocolate and mint. Full bodied drink, but still light on the finish.