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Irish Flag Layered Shot

Posted on 16 March 2009 by Mădălina

I promised a St.Patty’s Day drink, and I delivered. Here is a Bailey’s Irish flag layered shot that is quite impressive. It requires a little bit of patience and a steady hand, and if you have those two qualities, you’ll be making these in no time.
This drink requires a technique called ‘floating’ or layering, in which you delicately pour one alcoholic beverage over another.

St. Pattys Layered Shot

- 1 Part Crème de Menthe
- 1 Part Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1 Part Grand Marnier (I used Whisky!!)
- Spoon
- Shot glass

- Pour 1/3 Crème de Menthe
- Float 1/3 Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Float 1/3 Grand Marnier

Sounds easy right? Floating does take a bit of practice, and the first few times I tried, I screwed up (see below). In order for floating to work, you need to layer the spirits in order of densities. The heaviest drink will sink, and lighter ones will float on top creating the layered effect.

Make sure you add the ingredients in the right order; if you don’t, the heavier spirit will sink down mixing the layers together.

Press a teaspoon against the edge of the shot glass, and gently pour in a downward momentum so it doesn’t break through the layers. Once you get the hang of layering the drinks, you can make your own shot recipes. Just remember to follow the density rule

Have a great St. Patty’s & Slainte! (Cheers in Gaelic)


15 Comments For This Post

  1. jamie Says:

    something tells me mine wont turn out like that.

  2. miVi3k Says:

    You are the reason why the world keeps on turning – that looks fantastic!

  3. Anonymous Says:


  4. Anonymous Says:

    You really are something!
    I just wonder how long it takes until somebody will spot your talent and dedication and help you out somehow…you really deserve it!
    Good luck and keep up the good work!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    eu nu am voie ca e cu alcool!!!!!dar sa-l servim pe unchiu,nu? si ne spune el daca e gustoasa, ca aspectoasa…, e foarte….te pupa tusa.

  6. miss v Says:

    awesome~ can’t wait to try this tonight!

  7. spicybugz Says:

    I remember these shots. Don’t remember much after them, but I remember drinking them..hahaha.

  8. LJP Says:

    I must try this drink but perhaps I’ll get someone else to make it for me!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    As mentioned by the other Anonymous user, hopefully someone with connections notices you and hooks you up. You are doing a great job and helped me a lot. Hopefully some of your readers are using that little “Donate” button on your page to support you (I know I just did ;) ).

  10. mădălina Says:

    jamie – I felt the same when I first saw it! (and don’t worry, I had a few that didn’t turn out either)

    miVi3k – I’m glad you feel that way:) thats the best ego booster today. thanks

    Anonymous – agreed

    Anonymous – Thank you for your kind words. I too wish that this site grows, and hopefully I can go to culinary school and improve. Thanks for dropping by.

    Anonymous – multumesc ca ai venit pe pagina. O sa incerc sa va trimit niste poze. ciao

    missy v – you won’t regret it! It tastes delicious;)

    spicybugz – those are always the best kind, right?

    LJP – always a great idea! Let me know who you find and send them my way. I could always use a little help:p

    Anonymous – thank you for your donation:) ALWAYS completely thankful for ANY donation of ANY amount. I am working out a system of reciprocity to show my thanks; so please send me your e-mail to receive a thank you surprise.

  11. dlishfoods Says:

    Thanks. They tasted amazing as well! :)

    Amazing! And, I love the name of your site.

  12. Burp and Slurp~! Says:

    that will be enough to make me tipsy on life!

  13. Daisy Says:

    WoW! I should have done this last weekend when we had the St.Patrick’s Parade!

  14. Haley Says:

    pretty impressive… i don’t think i have steady enough hands for this though :)

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