Just wanted to wish all a Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks to all for your threads and posts about food and the many great recipes. Since today is Shrove Tuesday and tomorrow is Valentine's Day, thought post on the Grasshopper Cocktail. It is a mint flavored after dinner drink. It is said it was invented by Philip Guichet who was owner of Tujague's Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It gained popularity in 1950s and 1960 throughout the South. The Grasshopper Pie was based on this drink. The pie dates back to 1950s when mousse like pies were at their peak. The grasshopper cocktail's main ingredient was crème de menthe. The grasshopper pie used this or mint flavoring. Trivia on name grasshopper: The word grasshopper was introduced in recipes dating from Prohibition to describe a sugary nonalcoholic drink that made people jumpy.