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Irish Flag Shot

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Get ready to raise your glass and toast to the luck of the Irish with the vibrant and festive Irish Flag shot! This eye-catching shot layers the iconic colors of Ireland—green, white, and orange—into a stunning tricolor tribute. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or any occasion that calls for a bit of Irish cheer, the Irish Flag shot not only looks impressive but also delivers a delicious blend of flavors. Whether you’re honoring your heritage or simply enjoying a spirited drink, this shot is sure to bring a smile to your face and a touch of the Emerald Isle to your festivities. Sláinte!

Tasting Notes

The Irish Flag shot offers a unique tasting experience with distinct layers of flavor. The first sip introduces the cool, minty freshness of crème de menthe, providing a vibrant and invigorating start. As the shot progresses, the smooth, creamy texture of Irish cream liqueur comes forward, delivering a rich, velvety sweetness that balances the initial minty sharpness. The final note is marked by the warm, citrusy essence of Grand Marnier, which adds a touch of sophistication with its blend of bitter orange and cognac flavors. Together, these layers create a harmonious and memorable tasting journey.

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Irish Flag Shot

Irish Flag Shot

Celebrate with a Burst of Irish Pride


  • 0.5 oz creme de menthe (green)
  • 0.5 oz Irish cream liqueur (white)
  • 0.5 oz Grand Marnier (yellow-orange)


  1. In a shot glass pour in the creme de menthe.
  2. Pour Irish cream liqueur over the back of a spoon to slow it down.
  3. Now pour the Grand Marnier over the back of a spoon.
  4. Serve as-is, do not stir.


The exact measurements aren't important here, but rather the ratio (1:1:1). Of course, you won't get the layers absolutely the same every time you pour, but they should be roughly similar.

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Tips & Tricks

Use flavored versions of the liqueurs, such as peppermint crème de menthe or a vanilla Irish cream, to add an extra dimension of flavor.

Dip the rim of the shot glass in a bit of simple syrup and then in colored sugar (green, white, and orange) to match the layers, adding a sweet crunch to each sip.

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