Shamrock shakes might only be available for a limited time but have no fear, you can make these minty fresh Shamrock Shots any time you’re in mood for a little Irish fun.
It’s an easy recipe with liquor cabinet staples that can be made quickly for a large group. Perfect for those last minute Oh Shit It’s March Already St. Patrick’s Parties.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that can’t remember what month it is? I swear it’s not even alcohol related. I’m telling you, I hit 30 and it hit back hard.
These Shamrock Shots get their green color and minty flavor from green creme de menthe, an extra boozy punch from a healthy dose of vodka and that creamy appearance from a hearty splash of heavy cream (I prefer half and half but I put it all in my coffee).
You can use plain or vanilla vodka if you don’t have whipped cream vodka on hand. I have a huge bottle left from my Hot Chocolate Shots and I thought that slightly artificial flavor would add something authentic to our tiny boozy Shamrock Shake.
If you’re really in a party mood you can top them with whipped cream and a dash of shamrock sprinkles.
You’ll want to break out the cocktail shaker for this. It’s a safe bet anytime you’re mixing in something high fat like half and half or heavy cream.
Also it’s a Shamrock Shake Shot so obviously it needs to be cold right?
The math is pretty easy on this one if you want to scale it up. I’m gonna warn you that it’s oddly strong for something that tastes like a minty milk shake.
Shake the ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass, top with whipped and salt bae your sprinkles. Put on something green, crank up the Flogging Molly and do some shots.
- 1 oz Green Creme de Menthe
- 1/2 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
- Splash of Heavy Cream or Half and Half
- Optional: Whipped Cream & Shamrock Sprinkles
- Combine Creme de Menthe, Vodka and Heavy Cream over ice in a cocktail shaker
- Shake 15 seconds or until chilled (the shaker with be frosty)
- Strain into a shot glass
- Top with whipped cream and shamrock sprinkles
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