St. Patrick's Day Shots

March 12, 2019

The Irish diaspora celebrates St. Patrick’s Day every year with fun and inventive drinks. Though we're not in the motherland, Sinker’s is the East Nashville liquor store to help you stock up on supplies for some celebratory shots. Here are a few of our favorites!
 

Irish Car Bomb

The Irish Car Bomb is probably the most famous shot and beer combination in the world. So obviously, on St. Patrick’s Day, you need to have at least one of these. In a shot glass, combine an Irish cream liqueur with Irish whiskey, then drop it in to a pint of Guinness. The creamy liqueur shot goes down nicely with the Guinness chaser.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 fl oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 fl oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1 pint of Guinness

Directions:

In a shot glass, pour the Bailey’s Irish Cream and Irish whiskey together. Then pour a Guinness in a pint glass. Drop the shot glass in the beer and bottoms up!
 

The Irish Flag

This shot is as pretty as it is patriotic. It’s a layered shot, so it requires a steady hand to pour it. Use green Creme de Menthe on the bottom, Irish Cream in the middle, and orange Grand Marnier to top it off. When you make this shot, make sure to follow the recipe exactly to avoid mixing the liquids.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 fl oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1/2 fl oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 fl oz Grand Marnier

Directions:

Pour the Creme de Menthe into a shot glass. With a spoon to break the fall, pour the Bailey’s slowly onto the spoon, holding it very close to the Creme de Menthe. Wash off the spoon, and pour the Grand Marnier in the same fashion to top off the shot.
 

Clovers and St. Patrick's Day Shots


The Nutty Irishman

What Irish shot would be complete without cream? The Nutty Irishman is a creamy, nutty, chilled shooter that all will love. And it's easy, too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 fl oz of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 fl oz of Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • Ice

Directions:

Place ice in a mixing shaker and then pour the liqueurs over the ice. Shake, strain, and enjoy!
 

Irish Frog

Do you like cream? Here’s another cream shot, and it’s layered to boot! It’s simple: The bottom layer is a melon liqueur like Midori, and the top is an Irish cream. Just remember to use the spoon trick you learned when you made the Irish Flag to keep the liquids separate.

Ingredients:

  • 1 fl oz Midori
  • 1 fl oz Bailey’s Irish Cream

Directions:

In a shot glass, pour the Midori. Then pour the Bailey’s over a spoon, holding it close to the Midori so the liquids don't mix.
 

Shamrocked

Shamrocked is the Irish Frog’s bigger brother. Take the Midori and Bailey’s, add some Irish whiskey, and shake!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 fl oz Midori
  • 1/2 fl oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 fl oz Irish Whiskey
  • Ice

Directions:

Place ice in a mixing shaker. Pour in the Midori, Bailey’s, and Irish Whiskey (Tullamore Dew would do nicely). Shake, strain, and enjoy!
 

All Is Green

This shot is all about the green. The flavors might not be very old-world, but the color is as Irish as it gets.

Ingredients:

  • 1 fl oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 1/2 fl oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 fl oz cranberry juice
  • Ice

Directions:

Over ice, pour the liquids in a shaker. Shake, strain, and pour.
 

Whiskey (Drown the Shamrock)

Let’s be real. There are plenty of Irish folks out there who are more interested in drinking whiskey than layering their shots. But it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so you’ve got to add some sort of festive touch!

Ingredients:

  • 2 fl oz Irish whiskey

Directions:

Put a shamrock in a lowball glass before you pour the whiskey. You can chill it, shake it, whatever you like, just drink it! This is a tradition called “drown the shamrock.” After you swig it down, either drink the clover or throw it over your shoulder for good luck.

That should just about cover it, but let us know if there are any other St. Patty's Day favorites we missed. And if you're missing any ingredients to pull one of these off, stop by and see us!