Grasshopper Drink Recipe

The iconic Grasshopper drink can be make quickly with just a few ingredients

  • 1/4 oz green cream de minthe
  • 1/4 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1/4 oz light cream

Grasshopper Drink Directions

  1. add ice to a mixing glass
  2. add all ingredients
  3. shake well
  4. strain into chilled martini or cocktail glass

Non Sequitur

Grasshopper: Phylum, Arthropoda; Class, Insecta; Order, Orthoptera
Food
Many species of grasshoppers are general herbivores feeding on a variety of plants. Some species only like grasses.

Predators
Birds, lizards,mantids, spiders, rodents eat grasshoppers, and bored kids on a Saturday afternoon.

Impact on the Ecosystem

Positive
As herbivores, grasshoppers link plants to the rest of the ecosystem. Frass (droppings) contribute to nutrient turnover by returning nutrients as fertilizer for the plants. They provide food for birds and other arthropods. They area also used as bait for fresh water fishing.

Negative
Sometimes some species of grasshopper occur in very large numbers and cause serious crop damage and loss of plants in pastures.

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