Drink of the Week: Not Your Grandma’s Grasshopper


This week’s featured cocktail is a twist on a classic and serves as both a drink and a dessert! The drink of the week is the Not Your Grandma’s Grasshopper from Duffinetti’s Restaurant and Lounge in Wildwood.

Bartender John started the drink by prepping the glass, adding a chocolate spiral to a classic martini glass. He then added crème de menthe, crème de cacao, Ketel One vodka, and half and half to a cocktail shaker with ice, shook it up, and poured it into the glass over the chocolate swirl. Normally Grasshoppers are made without the vodka, but remember: this is “Not Your Grandma’s Grasshopper!” The drink is the perfect dessert and tastes like melted mint chocolate chip ice cream in a glass. Although it can be served as a night-cap, no one will stop you if you have a sweets craving at 5 o’clock!

Duffinetti’s has been a part of the Jersey Shore for many decades, offering traditional Italian fare coupled with a flair of creativity. They are now offering outdoor seating and takeout daily from 4 p.m., including the full menu and cocktails to go! To make your reservation, call 609-522-0002. Next time you’re in looking for a sweet cocktail, make sure to stop by Duffinetti’s and grab a Not Your Grandma’s Grasshopper!

Duffinetti’s Restaurant & Lounge
4600 Pacific Ave, Wildwood
609-522-0002; duffinettis.com