An Irish Flag Shot is a layered cocktail recipe

Irish Flag Shot

Make 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

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.

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 layered shot recipe with three layers of liquor

St. Patrick’s Day Party Food

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’ll have lots of leftover corned beef for delicious recipe 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.

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

Check out our quick video to show you how easy it is to layer these shots! A small bar spoon does all the work for you…also a steady hand helps a bit…

Irish Flag Shot


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Yield: 1 Shot

Irish Flag Shot

Irish Flag Shot

These fun layered shots are going to be a hit on St. Patrick's Day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


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


Start by pouring the Creme de Menthe into a 2 ounce shot glass.

Pour the Irish Cream slowly over the back of a small spoon so that it sits on top of the Cream de Menthe.

Pour the Grand Marnier over the spoon slowly to add the top layer to the shot.


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!

Nutrition Information:


1 shot

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 18g Protein: 0g
This nutritional information is for informational purposes only. As I am not a nutritionist, this information is provided only as a courtesy.

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