Typically, I am an on time sort of person. I don’t like being late for events or making others late. However, this post is almost a month overdue, as it is the recipe for my St. Patrick’s Day creation. Granted, I forgot to take a photo of it at our celebration, but I could have done that the next day. No gold star for my promptness on this post.
So, I guess I will spin this one as best I can. I am helping everyone to be ready for next year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration 11 months early. . .
A few notes about this drink. It is a frozen drink, so it can be a little heavy. I would suggest serving it as a dessert or an appetizer but not with your corned beef dinner. Frozen drink + boiled dinner = very heavy!
This drink has an intense mint flavor. Depending on your level of appreciation for mint, you can add more milk or cream. Because of the mint flavor, I prefer it served as a dessert, kind of like the mint you receive with your bill. To give it more of a dessert feel, you can top it with some whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.
Happy early (or late) St. Patrick’s Day!
1-1/2 oz. creme de menthe, green
1-1/2 oz. creme de cacao
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. milk or cream
Pour creme de menthe, creme de cacao, vodka, and milk in blender. Add 6 ice cubes. Cover and blend. Add more ice, if needed, to create your desired consistency.
*For a more decadent drink, you can replace the ice with vanilla ice cream for a Minty McFreeze Shake.