[1] This Shamrock Shake uses a topping of Lucky Charms. Cute as they are, we’d rather have green sprinkles or edible glitter (both photos © Ray’s Boathouse).

[2] If you don’t have any green garnishes, you can default to the ubiquitous maraschino cherry. Here’s the best brand from Tillen Farms, all natural and available on Amazon.


Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle is a wonderful waterfront seafood destination, serving local, seasonal fish and shellfish.

Located dockside restaurant on Shilshole Bay, a part of Puget Sound, diners can enjoy a majestic view of the Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Ray’s Cafe, located upstairs from Ray’s Boathouse, is now serving their seasonal St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Shamrock Shake, through March 17th.

Let some people drink green beer and green Martinis: We want the green milkshake with Irish whiskey and two liqueurs.

This boozy milkshake is made with:

  • Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
  • Crème de cacao
  • Crème de menthe
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Garnish: Lucky Charms or maraschino cherry
    Here’s our copycat version, with many thanks to Ray’s for the inspiration. Enjoy it for dessert or as a snack.

    Note that you may want to taste the shake after you’ve blended it halfway. If you want a stronger whiskey flavor, add more crème de cacao, crème de cacao or Irish whiskey to taste.

    Ingredients For 2 Shakes

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or whole milk
  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 2 ounces Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey
  • Green food coloring
  • Garnish: whipped cream to depth of color desired
  • Garnish: green sprinkles, green grape, Lucky Charms, maraschino cherry, mint leaf

    1. COMBINE all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

    2. GARNISH as desired and serve immediately.



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