1/2 oz vodka
1 oz green crème de menthe
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 20 seconds. Pour into a chilled margarita or collins glass. Garnish with a shamrock.
Shamrocks are the national symbol of Ireland, as I’m sure we’re all aware of after one too many St. Patrick’s Day outings. But where else are shamrocks featured? Quebec’s city flag, Canada’s coat of arms, the passport stamp of Montserrat, the air traffic control sign for Aer Lingus flights, Danish football club Viborg FF, and of course, in Harry Potter the Irish National Quidditch team used the shamrock as part of their emblem.