How To Properly Order 5 Irish Drinks On St. Patrick’s Day

On St. Patrick’s Day there are a lot of amazing green tinted drinks you can guzzle to celebrate your Irish heritage; from green beer to Irish Whiskey, to various combinations of Irish Whiskey and green beer.  However some of these drinks while delicious might be a bit distasteful.

That is why I have a list of awesome drinks with their ingredients to make or order, with alternative names to help you keep the luck of the Irish.

1. The Irish Car Bomb

Alt Name:  The Triple Irish Fun Pint

This classic drink is a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, but if you know your history this one is a tad politically incorrect. Think twice before asking a real Irish bar tender for this combo featuring:

  • Half Pint of Guinness beer.
  • Pour 5 ounce of Bailys into shot glass.
  • Pour 5 ounce Irish Whiskey into shot glass.
  • Drop shot glass into Guinness beer.

2. The Redheaded Slut

Alt Name:  The Carrot Topped Lady

After a long day at the St. Patrick’s Day parade you might be hesitant to walk into a fine Irish pub and ask the waitress to bring you one of these cocktails featuring:

  • Jägermeister
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Cranberry juice

3. Irish Fistfight

Alt Name:  The Irish Clenched Fist Dance

This Celtic concoction might be good for a bit of day drinking, but if you don’t actually want to get in an Irish fist fight over this stereotype, you might want to try an alternative name for these tasty sounding ingredients:

  • 4oz Red Bull Energy Drink
  • Splash of Raspberry liqueur
  • 1.5 oz. Irish Whiskey

4. The Blow Job

Alt Name: The St. Paddy’s How Do You Do

This drink has all the St. Patrick’s Day ingredients to be good going down, but it might make you blush red instead of green if you order it out loud:

  • ¼ ounce Baily’s Irish Crème.
  • ½ ounce Amaretto Almond liquor
  • Pour into shot glass and top with whip crème.

5. Slippery Nipple

Alt Name:  Lubricated Lady Bits. 

This Irish shooter has a name that sounds kind of raunchy, but ingredients that will slide right down your throat. Prudish St. Paddy’s Day revelers might mumble this one to the bar staff:

  • ½ oz. Bailey’s Irish Crème
  • ½ oz. Sambuca
  • 1 drop of Grenadine
  • First pour Sambuca into shot glass, then Irish Crème on top, place drop of Grenadine  in the center.


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