St Patricks Day: Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe

St Patrick’s Day Drink — This Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe makes the perfect mint green cocktail for the occasion…

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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 drinks

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

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 drinks

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

Boozy 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!

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Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
This boozy shamrock shake recipe is the perfect St Patrick's Day drink!
Total Time10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 oz Branca Menta
  • 1.5 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 414kcal

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).
KEYWORD: boozy, cocktail, cocktails, green, Milk Shake, milkshake, mint julep, shamrock, st patricks day, sugar and cloth

12 thoughts on “St Patricks Day: Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe”

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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