Boozy Shamrock Shakes Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

I always love the IDEA of a Shamrock Shake (so colorful! so festive!), but find the taste is kind of lacking. Is it just me, or do you prefer mintier than most? Shamrock Shake loyalists, please don’t hate me, but I’ve definitely had a shake or two that tasted like plain-old-vanilla with food coloring.

My take on this cult-followed, boozy shamrock shake recipe is made with actual fresh mint, and of course, plenty of booze. I, Colleen, use Branca Menta (Fernet’s minty cousin) for herbal mint goodness and Irish Cream… because — well, it is a St. Paddy’s Day drink and all.

If you’re looking to fulfill your Shamrock Shake craving with more fresh mint flavor and less green dye, you really need to try this boozed-up version!…

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinksBoozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

Boozed-up Shamrock Shake

  • Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces Branca Menta
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pint good quality vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour and serve with whipped cream (fresh is best!) and cherries (classic Shamrock Shake style) or with a touch of grated chocolate for added decadence (I used the dark side of some peppermint bark for added mint flavor).

Can I just tell you how much I love putting cream liqueurs in milkshakes? Besides the added adult-beverage bonus, they’re a great texturizer. No flat, thin, clumpy shakes over here!

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinksBoozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinksBoozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

Anyone else love a good boozy shake? I’ve made a peppermint mocha and salted caramel chocolate version so far this year, and it isn’t even summer yet!

colleen jeffers - contributor - the good drink - sugar and cloth

Boozy Shamrock Shakes Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

I always love the IDEA of a Shamrock Shake (so colorful! so festive!), but find the taste is kind of lacking. Is it just me, or do you prefer mintier than most? Shamrock Shake loyalists, please don’t hate me, but I’ve definitely had a shake or two that tasted like plain-old-vanilla with food coloring.

My take on this cult-followed, boozy shamrock shake recipe is made with actual fresh mint, and of course, plenty of booze. I, Colleen, use Branca Menta (Fernet’s minty cousin) for herbal mint goodness and Irish Cream… because — well, it is a St. Paddy’s Day drink and all.

If you’re looking to fulfill your Shamrock Shake craving with more fresh mint flavor and less green dye, you really need to try this boozed-up version!…

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinksBoozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

Boozed-up Shamrock Shake

  • Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 ounces Branca Menta
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pint good quality vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour and serve with whipped cream (fresh is best!) and cherries (classic Shamrock Shake style) or with a touch of grated chocolate for added decadence (I used the dark side of some peppermint bark for added mint flavor).

Can I just tell you how much I love putting cream liqueurs in milkshakes? Besides the added adult-beverage bonus, they’re a great texturizer. No flat, thin, clumpy shakes over here!

Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinksBoozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinksBoozy Shamrock Shake Recipe - sugar and cloth - st patricks day - mint green drinks

Anyone else love a good boozy shake? I’ve made a peppermint mocha and salted caramel chocolate version so far this year, and it isn’t even summer yet!

colleen jeffers - contributor - the good drink - sugar and cloth

Comments

    • Agreed! Mint is a great flavor for St. Patricks Day!

  • Libby

    02.23.16

    Yesssss this looks amazing. Can’t wait for March <3

  • I totally agree with your opinion of the typical Shamrock Shake, and this recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. P.S. Those straws are so chic, love them!

    • Ashley said:

      I know, I’m obsessed with these straws too!

  • Sandra

    02.23.16

    Clearly, I’ve led a sheltered life. I have never had a Shamrock Shake before and it’s about time I had one. Thank you for the recipe and love the pictures!

    • Ashley said:

      Well, hey! There’s a first for everything!! Glad you love it! xo

    • Ashley said:

      You will love it!!

  • Miriam

    02.24.16

    I will love one now. Fresh mint, yummy.

    • Ashley said:

      We could take one right about now, also haha ;)