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Way back, when the ladies on my street played bunko monthly we always served beer, wine, small nibbles and a cocktail of the evening.  One year we decided to make things "fun" (aka: more complicated than it needed to be) and each month had a color theme.  (My favorite by far was the "brown month" since it was all chocolate martinis, fondue and oreos.) But December was the "green" drink and the Grasshopper with it's minty flavor and vibrant color served as a perfect holiday cocktail.  It's actually too creamy for me, and I've since discovered there is another drink called the 
flying grasshopper...no cream just more liquor 
and that sounds right up  my alley!

Try both recipes and be sure to holiday them up garnishing with a spring of mint and half a maraschino cherry on top!
XO  Martha

Grasshopper:
1 part cream
1 part green mint liqueur
1 part white cacao liqueur

Pour the liquids over ice in a shaker and shake vigorously!  Strain and serve.
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The Flying Grasshopper:

2 parts vodka
1 part green mint liqueur


1 part white cacao liqueur



Pour liquids over ice in a shaker shake vigorously, strain and serve! 
PS I'm not a lover of the cherry but they do look festive in the bottom of this glass!