Shot o' the mornin' to ya!

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    It’s that time of year again. The time to put on some green, go out with your pals and participate in the responsible consumption of intoxicating liquors. St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and with these little green drinks that pack the punch of the fighting Irish, we can promise a day of celebration you’ll always remember. Or one you’ll completely forget.

    The Grasshopper

    This drink is for the classier pub-goer. With a twinge of mint cream, it’s cool, refreshing and with two and a half shots, it will definitely get the ball rolling. 

    What you’ll need: 


    Ice cubes or crushed ice

    1 shot sweet cream or ice cream

    ¾ shot White Crème de Cacao

    ¾ shot Green Crème de Menthe


    What you’ll do:

    Put ingredients together, blend it up, pour into a margarita glass (in keeping with the Irish tradition) and garnish with hazelnuts.

    Blow Job

    Not for the faint of heart, the Blow Job takes some work. You’re going to need some tools. You’re going to need some balls. Although it’s not green, it fits the bill with its sweet, Irish cream. Drink up!

    What you’ll need:

    A tall, skinny glass


    Baileys Irish Cream

    Whipped cream

    What you’ll do:

    Fill the glass with Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream (poured carefully over the side to create a solid layer), and top it off with whipped cream. Next, put the glass on the table, put your mouth around it and find a way to suck it down. 

    Flavored Kamikaze

    When you need to take a break but still want to look like you’re getting drunk, the Kamikaze is there for you. With its sweet apple flavor, you won’t even notice you’re drunk until you’re screaming Dropkick Murphys lyrics in the streets.

    What you’ll need: 

    Mixing glass

    Ice cubes

    ¾ shot vodka

    ¾ shot Sour Apple Schnapps

    Dash of Sweet and Sour mix

    Splash of 7UP

    What you’ll do:

    Stir those bad boys together, and strain the mixture into a nervous glass (a.k.a. a bigger shot glass so your drunk ass won’t spill). 

    Shot O' Whiskey

    Self-explanatory. For when you reach the point where you can’t read recipes. 

    What you’ll need:

    Shot glass

    Shot of solid Irish whiskey

    What you’ll do:

    Get drunk.


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