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Boozy shamrock shake recipe

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Boozy version of this McDonald's favorite

You can't have a proper St. Patrick's Day without a shamrock shake in one hand and a strong cocktail in the other, right? To make things a little easier on your drinkin' this year, we've combined the two into one super-boozy drink!

Boozy version of this McDonald's favorite

Forget the drive-thru this year and make your own shamrock shake at home, with the addition of vodka. Then, celebrate like a true Irishmen and chug it down — but watch out for brain freezes!

Need a kid-friendly recipe? Try our non-alcoholic version of the shamrock shake >>

Boozy shamrock shake recipe

Serves 2


  • 2-1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons vodka (we used Voli lyte)
  • 2 tablespoons crème de menthe
  • Green food coloring
  • Green sprinkles and shamrock cookies


  1. Place the ice cream, milk, whipped cream, vodka, crème de menthe and a few drops of food coloring into a blender. Blend on low until the mixture is thick and creamy. Add additional crème de menthe for a mintier flavor.
  2. Pour shakes into jars or milkshake glasses. Garnish with more whipped cream, green sprinkles and a shamrock cookie.

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