St Patrick’s Day Drink — This Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe makes the perfect mint green cocktail for the occasion…
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!…
Equipment and Ingredients Needed to Make A Boozy Shamrock Shake
4 oz Irish cream liqueur
2 oz Branca Menta
1.5 cup fresh mint leaves
1 pint vanilla ice cream
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!
How To Make A Boozy Shamrock Shake?
Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun festive things you can do to celebrate!
One of our favorite traditions is whipping up a boozy shamrock shake.
This drink is the perfect way to get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit, and it’s so easy to make that you can enjoy it all weekend long.
Step 1 – To make a boozy shamrock shake, start by adding ice cubes, milk, and vanilla extract to a blender.
Step 2 – Next, add your favorite Irish whiskey and blend until smooth.
Step 3 – Pour the shake into a glass and top with whipped cream and green sprinkles if desired. Cheers!
Recipe Notes For Non-alcoholic Version
Shamrock shakes are a popular drink around St. Patrick’s Day, but many people choose to make them without alcohol.
Here are some notes on how to make a non-alcoholic shamrock shake:
Step 1 – Start by blending together 1 cup of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/4 teaspoon of mint extract.
Step 2 – If you want your shake to be extra thick, add in 1/2 cup of whipping cream or ice cream instead of the milk.
Step 3 – Once everything is blended together, pour it into a glass and garnish with a few drops of green food coloring, a sprinkle of green sugar, or a sprig of fresh mint.
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 summered yet!
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Boozy Shamrock Shake Recipe
- 4 oz Irish cream liqueur
- 2 oz Branca Menta
- 1.5 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 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).