Merry Minty Shots

by Kiran on December 17, 2014 · 23 comments

in Beverages, Christmas, Cocktail

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I love this time of the year, where sprinkles can be found all over the house. It’s annoyingly good, coming from a gal who’s a complete neat-freak. But during the holidays, I take a chill pill.


Merry Minty Shots | @KiranTarun
Holidays brings the good out of me too. The neat-freak personality in me goes on a vacation until after New Years.

Why bother with the nitty-gritty things, when I can enjoy the holidays the way its meant to be? Baking to my hearts content and sipping copious amounts of hot chocolate.

There’s nothing important than the holidays, not even my neat-freak personality.

Merry Minty Shots | @KiranTarun
And to kick up the festive mood a notch, boozy beverages helps elevate the festivities. This simple and yummy shooters does just that. It not only tastes good, it looks pretty too!

Don’t be fooled by its beauty, these shooters are packed with boozy deliciousness. Go easy on ’em, especially on the holidays.

Merry Minty Shots | @KiranTarun

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Makes 4 shots


  • 1 oz creme de menthe
  • 1 oz irish cream liquor (i used Kerrygold)
  • 1 oz vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1 oz milk or half & half
  • some ice

garnish: whipped cream, sugar sprinkles, fresh mint leaves


  1. Add creme de menthe, irish cream, vanilla flavored vodka and half & half into a shaker. Top with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into tiny shot glasses. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles and mint. Cheers!


Merry Minty Shots | @KiranTarun
Cheers! Have a SAFE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS with your loved ones 🙂

What is your favorite boozy holiday beverage?


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1 Rosa December 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Exquisite and pretty! I love your scale. So full of character…




2 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Thanks so much, Rosa!

ps: and thank you for the holiday calendar. its beautiful 🙂


3 Rosa January 9, 2015 at 11:29 AM

You are welcome, dear! 😉 I’m happy to hear that you like it. xo


4 Carol at Wild Goose Tea December 17, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. This are tooooooooooooooo good. Toooooooooooooo festive. It would be difficult not to over do it.
I would definitely be MERRRRRRRRRRRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:19 AM



6 Ash-foodfashionparty December 17, 2014 at 10:56 PM

These are some of the prettiest festive pictures I’ve seen of food. That scale image just blows my mind. And the drink, it’s something I need to try soon.
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7 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Thanks Ash, and yes, you need to try this ASAP!


8 Angie@Angie's Recipes December 18, 2014 at 1:51 PM

They are so pretty! Cool scale, Kiran.
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9 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Thanks Angie 🙂


10 Raymund December 18, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Looks very festive. I love that scales 🙂
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11 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Aww, thanks Raymund 🙂


12 Shashi @ runninsrilankan December 18, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Gorgeous photo’s Kiran!
I like to cook with booze, but I really don’t drink much – but your drink is so pretty! Loving the sprinkles…


13 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Thanks Shashi — I’m not a drinker too, but this was so fun and delicious 🙂


14 dixya | food, pleasure, and health December 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM

love the props!!! And my fav holiday beverage has to be hot chocolate + baileys!
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15 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Thanks Dixya — hot chocolate is our favorite too!


16 ATasteOfMadness December 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I also love this time of year. Bring on the Christmas treats! This looks so good!
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17 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Thanks Cathleen — love the holidays too and happy new year to you 🙂


18 Deepa@onesmallpot December 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Merry and minty indeed! I like your holiday attitude and the gorgeous photos as always.
Happy holidays!
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19 Kiran January 9, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Thanks Deepa, and Happy New Year to you and yours 🙂


20 Choc Chip Uru December 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

What beautiful shots, they are so festive 😀
Merry Christmas!

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21 Helene D'Souza December 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM

I always end up with Pina Cola, I just can’t help myself, I am addicted. 🙂
But this year i can see myself enjoying a few of your mint shots Kiran. I will take your advice to heart to take it easy.
Happy festive season!
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22 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ December 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Such a cute festive drink. Pinning it!
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23 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 6, 2015 at 6:20 PM

How cute are these minty shots, the perfect holiday drink!
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