Irish Flag Shot

Try this Irish Flag Shot for your St. Patrick’s Day party! This fun and festive shot recipe is not only fun to make but it’s super delicious going down!

If you love fun shot recipes like this one, try this Oreo Cookie Shot or our famous – wait for it – Duck Fart Shot! Because you have to have more than just green beer on St. Patrick’s Day! At least one signature cocktail is needed for your celebration, and these shots are going to be perfect.

Or if you need a cocktail recipe that serves a crowd, try our Boozy Shamrock Punch recipe! You can even make it virgin for the kids by substituting juice for the liquor.

An Irish Flag Shot is a layered cocktail recipe

What Are The Ingredients For This Irish Flag Shot?

You’re only going to need three ingredients for this shot recipe!

  • Creme de Menthe
  • Irish Cream
  • Grand Marnier

It might sound like a strange combination to you at first, but I promise you, I haven’t met anyone yet that doesn’t like these shots!

Irish Flag Shot is a layered shot recipe with three layers of liquor

How Do You Make A Layered Shot?

Layered shots are a lot easier to make than they look. All you need is a steady (-ish) hand and a small spoon, or a bar spoon.

Pour the bottom layer into your shot glass, for this Irish Flag Shot that will be the Creme de Menthe. Next pour in the Bailey’s layer which is the middle layer, slowly over the back of a spoon.

Finally, pour in the top layer which is Grand Marnier. Grand Marnier is an orange flavored liquor which is also what gives the top layer the orange color. And there you have it, layered shot making 101.

You can layer these shots about an hour before serving time and keep them in the refrigerator, just use a steady hand when you take them out to serve!

Impress your friends with these shots, you can even make them up ahead of time! For more layered shots recipes, try our Layered Candy Cane Shot or these delicious Black and White Cookie Shots!

Irish Flag Shot is a cocktail recipe served in a shot glass

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes, Because You Need Food Too…

OK, now that we’ve got the drinks covered, what are you going to serve at your St. Patrick’s Day party? Pro Tip: have twice as much food as you think you’re going to need when you are serving shots.

People drinking shots need food. More food than normal, so keep the food coming!

Here’s a whole collection of fun food St. Patrick’s Day Recipes we have, with even more cocktails to chose from. Obviously we’re going to be cooking up corned beef, a huge corned beef so we will have lots of leftover corned beef for delicious recipes like Corned Beef Hash and Corned Beef and Potato Chowder.

Yes, we like to keep the party going all week long, we can detox and diet next week.

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Irish Flag Shot is a layered shot recipe with three layers of liquor

Irish Flag Shot

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Shot 1x

These fun layered shots are going to be a hit on St. Patrick’s Day, ir any celebration!



  • 1/2 ounce Creme De Menthe
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier


  1. Start by pouring the Creme de Menthe into a 2 ounce shot glass.
  2. Pour the Irish Cream slowly over the back of a small spoon so that it sits on top of the Cream de Menthe.
  3. Pour the Grand Marnier over the spoon slowly to add the top layer to the shot.

Recipe Notes

You can make these shot recipes ahead of time and keep them in your refrigerator, just be careful when moving them around so the layers don’t mix together!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Layer
  • Cuisine: American

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