Irish Cream cocktail with mint leaves

Irish cream is one of my most favorite liqueurs in existence. It’s so addicting and perfect for dessert cocktails. I love just sipping it over ice, but it’s perfect in so many cocktails, coffee, or my personal favorite for cold winter nights – hot cocoa. I love it all year long!

Of course with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I’ll take any excuse to buy a bottle for mixing in with cocktails or desserts.

These Shamrock Sippers are so tasty and boozy and deliciously dangerous to sip! In addition to the Irish cream, there’s a hint of mint from creme de menthe, a splash of vanilla vodka, half and half, a good handful of ice to finish it off!

Irish Cream cocktail close up with mint leaves

Tips and Substitutions:

  • The mint flavor in this drink is very subtle. You can add more of the creme de menthe and less vodka if you want a stronger mint flavor.
  • If you don’t have half and half, whole milk or heavy cream can be substituted.
  • Want to make the drink more fun and festive for St. Patrick’s Day? Try rimming the glass with chocolate syrup and green sprinkles. You can also buy cute green straws.
  • If you want to make the drink even more decadent for dessert, swap the vodka for chocolate liqueur or you can also add chocolate syrup!

Irish Cream Cocktail with mint leaves

Shamrock Sippers Irish Cream Cocktail with mint leaves
Yield: 2 cocktails

Shamrock Sippers - Irish Cream Cocktail

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Shamrock Sippers - Irish Cream cocktail with a hint of creme de menthe and vanilla vodka! Great for parties and St. Patrick's Day!


  • 3 ounces Irish Cream
  • 1.5 ounces creme de menthe
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 3 ounces half and half
  • ice


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Fill two glasses with ice and pour the cocktail over the ice. Garnish with mint leaves if desired. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g
Shamrock Sippers Irish Cream Cocktail