Enjoy a festive, sweet and minty cocktail on St. Patrick’s Day with this yummy shamrock martini recipe! It’s made with Irish cream liqueur, plenty of minty flavor and smooth, savory coffee liqueur, yum!

Irish cream liqueur and coffee-flavored liqueur are great liqueurs to keep in your bar, so purchasing these items is well worth your while. The crème de menthe is inexpensive, and aside from being inspired by a holiday, this martini makes a great dessert cocktail when entertaining guests.

Our shamrock martini is easily modified to make a ‘coffee grasshopper’ martini. Simply omit the Irish cream liqueur and combine equal parts crème de menthe, coffee-flavored liqueur and cream in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into chilled glasses and serve!

A glass of a delicious mint shamrock martini

Mint Shamrock Martini Cocktail

Delicious St. Patty’s Day libations aren’t exclusive to whiskey and beer—try a lip-smacking good mint shamrock martini cocktail!


Yield: 2 servings
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  • 3 oz coffee liqueur
  • 3 oz crème de menthe
  • 3 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • half-and-half, to taste
  • fresh mint, for garnish, if desired


  • Combine coffee liqueur, crème de menthe and Irish cream liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice then shake vigorously.
  • Once shaken, add a splash of half-and-half to taste, then give the mixture another good shake.
  • Strain mixture into chilled martini glasses then garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.


If you prefer smaller portions of our shamrock martini, skip the cocktail glasses and use shot glasses instead!
Calories: 523kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 37mg, Sugar: 54g
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