Spiked Shamrock Shakes and Other St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. And while you could stock up on straight Jameson and Guinness yet again — and there is no shame in the classics — why not make this the year you chart new boozy waters? Starting with a spiked take on the popular McDonald's Shamrock Shake and working your way through a few other cocktails with an Irish twist that are fast and easy to make. 

The Spiked Shamrock Shake

  • 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 oz creme de menthe
  • 1 oz Jameson 
  • 1 oz Bailey's
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add your ice cream, milk, creme de menthe, vodka, bailey's and food coloring to your blender.
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Pour into a tall glass & top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

 

Sailor Jerry’s Shaken Shamrock 

  • 1½ oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Fill glass with Root Beer

    Combine ingredients. Serve with spoon and straw, garnish with pretzel rod.

 

The Irish Margarita

  • 1½ oz Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • 1 oz Montelobos Mezcal
  • ½ oz Milagro Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • Lime Wedges
  • Mint leaves

    Combine ingredients over ice. Garnish with lime wedge and fresh mint leaves.