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Minty & Boozy St. Patty’s Day Iced Coffee

Minty & Boozy St. Patty's Day Iced Coffee |

So maybe St. Patrick’s Day has never been my favorite holiday. In college (prime partying days), I was almost always sick with a stupid sinus infection or bronchitis on St. Patrick’s Day. One year I even ended up “celebrating” with green apple juice that Jeff prepared for me before heading to the bar himself. Typical Irish beers kind of gross me out, Irish Car Bombs are the curdled worst, and don’t even get me started on corned beef. Just….no. Oh, and I ALWAYS have trouble finding something green to wear. Why isn’t there a holiday where we all wear purple?

That being said, I’m glad that the advent of Shammy Shakes (yes, that’s how I order them at the drive-through) permanently associated St. Patrick’s Day with all things minty. THIS is something I can get on board with.

Coffee-Mate Extra Sweet & Creamy

This blended iced coffee may not be green, but it is pretty much the perfect caffeinated cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day morning. Or evening. Or a mid-afternoon partying pit stop. This recipe makes two small cocktails, but it’s easy to multiply all of the ingredients to make a big pitcher of this for a crowd!

If you have a bit of leftover brewed coffee, don’t throw it away. Use it to make this drink! I combined the coffee with a few drops of mint extract and a splash of whiskey (feel free to use multiple splashes if that’s your style). I threw in some ice, and then blended it all up with Coffee-Mate‘s newest flavor, Extra Sweet & Creamy. It’s perfect for dessert drinks, and gives you a balanced cup of coffee (or spiked coffee), with creamy taste and extra sweetness. Follow Coffee-mate on Twitter for more delicious fun and giveaway opportunities!

Minty & Boozy St. Patty's Day Iced Coffee |

Minty & Boozy St. Patty’s Day Iced Coffee

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup Coffee-Mate Extra Sweet & Creamy
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon (or more, if desired)
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth.

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6 Responses to “Minty & Boozy St. Patty’s Day Iced Coffee”

  1. Nancy — March 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Multiple splashes of whiskey is definitely the way to go! This drink sounds delicious, Lori. It’s 9 a.m. and I want a giant thermos full of this to sip at my desk (shhhh, don’t tell anybody).


    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

      Hehe, you are the consummate professional, Nancy. Well, you probably are. You’re not REALLY drinking this at 9 a.m.


  2. debattinella — March 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    This drink looks really good and I usually have some leftover coffee and now I can do this! Win-win. I’m doing a St. Patty’s day round-up this week… OK to use this?? I’ll link it back to you. I would like a holiday where we could all wear black – oh wait, I do almost every day at work – does that count? 🙂 Hope you are having a good weekend!


    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — March 9th, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

      Haha, I’m guilty of wearing a lot of black too. Black, gray, and a hint of purple.

      Absolutely – please use this in your roundup. Thanks for asking!


  3. The Hubs — March 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I think alcoholic smoothies are the best. I wish I got to try it when you made them – guess we’ll have to make another batch next Monday.


  4. Lori Vachon — March 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Pinning 🙂


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