Shamrock Cocktail

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail to drink this March? Look no further than the Shamrock Cocktail which is made with Irish Whiskey, Dry Vermouth and Green Crème de Menthe. This minty whiskey cocktail makes for a tasty after-dinner beverage.

Shamrock Cocktail

Recipe by Maurice BeaverCuisine: Martini
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The Shamrock is a minty brown/green Irish Martini. I’ve served plenty of these on Saint Patrick’s day, however, I much prefer the Irish shot or a pint of Guinness for myself.


  • 2 oz. Irish Whiskey

  • 1/4 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

  • 1/4 oz. of Dry Vermouth

  • 1 Mint Leaf or Sprig of Mint


  • Add Dry Vermouth to Martini Glass, swish it around and pour the Vermouth out.
  • Add Irish Whiskey and Green Crème de Menthe to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake until Ice Cold and strain into your Vermouth laced Martini Glass
  • Garnish with a spring of Mint


  • The original 1930s recipe calls for Green Chartreuse which I have omitted as the flavours only gets lost in this cocktail and it doesn’t make the cocktail all that greener. (plus I’ve never worked at a few bar that carried Green Chartreuse).