The Noisy Cricket
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About this Cocktail

The Grasshopper cocktail is a fairly rich, thick, and creamy after dinner drink that combines (in equal parts) creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and heavy cream. The drink has remained virtually unchanged since its introduction. That is until one fateful night when legendary bartender Audrey Saunders and her husband, cocktail author Robert Hess, walked into the now defunct Vessel bar on a busy night and ordered a “Fernet Grasshopper” from Jim Romdall, an extremely talented Seattle bartender. Not knowing who had ordered it, and being very quick on his feet, Romdall came up with a riff on the Grasshopper that has become The Noisy Cricket.


  • 1 ½ oz Fernet Brancamenta
  • ¾ oz Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao
  • ¾ oz cream

Vigorously shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a mint leaf.


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