Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s are one of my absolute favorite parts of St. Patrick’s Day, but I’ll be honest, I’d like them even better if they were more in the “adult beverage” category — if you catch my drift.
This year, Red Lobster is making my dreams (and yours) come true with a brand new treat that is both a cocktail and a dessert: The Jameson Irish Mudslide. The new, limited-edition drink is a decadent, boozy milkshake with a festive green hue — so, essentially, it’s an adult-only Shamrock Shake.
This drink features Jameson Irish Whiskey blended with Crème de Menthe and vanilla ice cream. A Red Lobster spokesperson told Simplemost it is served in a collectible Lighthouse glass you get to keep and is topped with a Hershey chocolate swirl, Red Lobster’s signature brownie, whipped cream and gold sugar crystals (the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, of course)!
Since the drink does come with a brownie, it could definitely be dessert at the end of your meal, but we won’t tell if you enjoy one (or two or three) with your meal! It is available at Red Lobster restaurants nationwide now until March 29.
If tequila is more your thing, Chili’s has brought back their Lucky Jameson margarita this month for just $5. Also made with Jameson Irish whiskey, this drink additionally features Lunazul Blanco tequila, triple sec and fresh sour.
You could also try your hand at making your own St. Patrick’s Day drink if you’d rather stay home. Try one (or more!) of these six cocktails; you’ll definitely find something to your taste, whether you like vodka, Moscato or Irish whiskey.
Make your own boozy Shamrock Shake by simply adding Baileys Irish Cream, vanilla vodka and creme de menthe liqueur to some ice cream and milk. If you want to make it more like Red Lobster’s version, add some chocolate too!
Or go for the real thing! The Shamrock Shake is back at McDonald’s, along with a new Shamrock McFlurry that’s blended with vanilla soft serve, the Shamrock flavor, and Oreo cookies. As usual, though, these treats are only around for a limited time.
It’s actually the Shamrock Shake’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate, McDonald’s says the drink will be available nationwide for the first time. Here’s McDonald’s showing its St. Patrick’s Day treats on Instagram:
Will you be heading to your local Red Lobster to try their new Jameson Irish Mudslide?