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Shamrock Shots

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 the 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.

This recipe was originally posted on my secondary site, Tipsy Chickens

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 35 and it hit back hard.

The Booze

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.

The Build

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 milkshake.

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.

Yield: 1 Shot

Shamrock Shots

Shamrock Shots

Don't be sad when Shamrock shakes disappear again, you can make you own tiny, boozy version with this three-ingredient shot. Top it with whipped cream and sprinkles if you're extra

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 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


  1. Combine Creme de Menthe, Vodka and Heavy Cream over ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake until chilled (the shaker with be frosty)
  3. Strain into a shot glass
  4. Top with whipped cream and shamrock sprinkles

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