Grasshopper Coffee

"From *The World Encyclopedia of Coffee* -- Oh my, this sounds almost too good! Pls note *Cooks Tips* at end of the prep. *Enjoy* !"
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  • 14 cup green creme de menthe
  • 14 cup Tia Maria or 1/4 cup other coffee liqueur
  • 1 12 cups hot & strong coffee
  • 14 cup whipping cream


  • Divide the 2 liqueurs equally between 2 tall glasses & mix well.
  • Fill ea glass equally w/the hot coffee & top w/whipped cream.
  • COOKS TIP #1: The recipe suggested a garnish using the thin "after dinner style" choc mints cut diagonally & inserted into the whipped cream topping. The pic of same is visually stunning, but simple choc shavings will work equally well for me. :-).
  • COOKS TIP #2: "Use coffee strong enough so as not to taste watery or be too diluted by the liqueurs, but weaker than espresso.".

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  1. NorthwestGal
    Delicious cup of coffee. The crème de menthe added a lot of flavor and gave it a refreshing tone. I didn't taste the Kahlua very much, the crème de menthe was more prominent. That's not really a negative comment because it wasn't too much of the minty taste, just that that Kahlua wasn't a dominant flavor. Next time, I might try doubling the amount of Kahlua. I really enjoyed this recipe, twissis.
  2. lazyme
    Great coffee. This was such a nice change of pace from regular chocolate coffee drinks. Mine looked a little 'green' but the taste was wonderful. Thanks twissis for such a nice treat. Congrats again on your football win!
  3. kitty.rock
    This was wonderful coffee :) Loved the mint flavor and I used kahlua in mine. Thanks for another great recipe twissis! Made for ZAAR COOKBOOK TAG, March 2010!
  4. Brookelynne26
    This was super delicious. Thank you so much for adding a little zip to my Sunday morning!
  5. alligirl
    Aww, twissis, this was delish! I used white creme de menthe and Kahlua, and it's like a coffee Thin Mint! Wonderful! I also used chocolate shavings, as I didn't have any Andes mints. Thanks so much for sharing this great coffee drink!


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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