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.
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!
- 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
- Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth.
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