Saint Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that is tons of fun for just about everyone! With all things green, the kisses and the pinches, it is like we all get to be Irish for at least one day a year!

This year for the grown ups looking for something festive- a boozy twist on a traditional shamrock shake is the perfect treat!

Boozy Shamrock Shake in a glass with a straw

This is the perfect drink for your adult Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations! The Vanilla Vodka and Creme De Menthe gives this Shamrock Shake a delicious kick that really makes it so much better than the original favorite shake!

Of course, you can turn this into an incredible non-alcoholic shake by substituting the Creme de Menthe for Peppermint Extract and leaving the Vanilla Vodka out! It will taste fantastic with or without the alcohol! Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries for a Boozy Shamrock Shake that looks as beautiful as it tastes!

This Boozy Shamrock Shake comes together easily and is a great St. Patrick’s Day recipe! Within moments you can have a festive drink that is so delicious you just might make it year round and not just on Saint Patrick’s Day

Boozy Shamrock Shake with whipped cream and a cherry
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Boozy Shamrock Shake

A creamy minty shake spiked with vanilla vodka turns this classic into a grown up favorite!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 drinks


  • 4 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 2 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Whipped cream cherries & sprinkles for decoration


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Garnish as desired and serve immediately.


To make a non-alcoholic version, substitute the creme de menthe with 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and omit vanilla vodka.
Note: You can add less (or more) milk to adjust the consistency to your liking.
5 from 24 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 729 | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American

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  1. LOL. I love how the non-alcoholic version says to just remove the creme de menthe. What about the VODKA, Karen? Just kidding, very good recipe!5 stars

  2. OMG!!! These Shamrock Shakes look fantastic! I am so making the non-alcoholic version for our party! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. I love the colour of this! I bet kids would love a non alcoholic version of this too.