If you like creme de menthe, you are going to love this Irish flag shot!
I’ve already stated that I don’t particularly like creme de menthe. It’s not that I don’t like the taste of mint. I do! To prove it, my favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.
I know, I know. You’re probably surprised because you would have guessed my favorite flavor was going to be chocolate. Nope. I love me some minty, chocolatey goodness.
But when it comes to creme de menthe.
I’ll just quickly say why I don’t like it. When I was a child and had a tummy ache, my folks would give me Maalox. Glurg. Fake mint. Creme de menthe reminds me of it. But you will probably like it if you like mint, since you don’t have that memory of being sick and having Maalox poured down your gullet.
Bucking the System
I’m not sure I’ve written about this too much but Christopher and I are known for not following trends, nor do we do something just because other people are doing it.
I think I may be a bigger bucker of the system. Oooo, I like that phrase.
For instance, since I’m a food blogger, I should look at trends, look to see what national food day is coming up, like national donut day, etc. Who makes up these pseudo holidays? Hmmm? I’d really like to know.
I, for one, think these national days are silly. Oh, except for national margarita or martini day. Yes, those aren’t silly. They are necessary.
Back to the Bucker
We all know that Saint Patrick’s day was a few Fridays ago. Well, little Lainey had this recipe done and I tried to post it on that Friday, but I couldn’t. I just didn’t want to. Why can’t these specialty recipes be a year round thing and not just made/searched for on the holiday?
I say they can. So, I’m passing this on to you AFTER Saint Patricks day! Why? Because I’m a bucker. I’d like to see more buckers out there.
Are you one?
How to make the Irish Flag Shot recipe
We have creme de menthe, Bailey’s Irish Creme and Gran Marnier.
Let’s get started.
I get my tall and skinny shot glass and pour creme de menthe 1/3 full.
Now, I use my cocktail spoon and turn it upside down to layer the Bailey’s Irish Cream in it. I pour in the Baileys so that the shot glass is 2/3 full.
Now, I use the spoon again and pour the Gran Marnier slowly over the bowl of the spoon.
Now, I’ve said this before, but when I layer Gran Marnier as I do with layered shots like this B52 shot, I can’t get the Gran Marnier to separate fully without some cloudiness. But you know what? That’s okay. You can still see the layers.
Let’s look at another view!
It’s pretty isn’t it?
Shoot that Irish Flag Shot!
Now, since you know I don’t like creme de menthe, you are probably wondering if I took this shot and threw it down my throat.
What I did is, I took the shot and tipped the glass so half of the contents went into my mouth. I made sure to have all three ingredients in my mouth at the same time, I swished it around like I was gargling and spit most of it out into the sink. I swallowed what was left in my mouth so I could get the full effect of the shot.
You know, it wasn’t half as bad as I thought it was going to be. In fact, I dare say it was mildly enjoyable. I don’t want to go overboard. After all, I could still taste the creme de menthe.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
And remember, you can be a bucker just like me. It’s freeing!
Please feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you didn’t like as a child but were forced to drink it for your own good.
And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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- .75 ounce Creme de Menthe
- .75 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- .75 ounce Gran Marneir
- Fill your shot glass 1/3 with Creme de Menthe
- Use your spoon and turn the bowl up, slowly pour Bailey's Irish cream over the bowl so it layers. Fill it so it is 2/3 full
- Use your spoon again and slowly pour Gran Marnier until it reaches close to the top of the shot glass
- Take the shot glass and down the contents
- Smack your lips