Saint Patrick's Day Coming Soon: Make Your Own Shots to Celebrate

The time to celebrate is almost here.

The day of Saint Patrick is coming up in just over a week.

In America it's the one day of the year in which everyone wants to have a good time -- and pretend to be Irish for the day.

While most South Floridians will be all decked out in green t-shirts and tutus, with pints of sewage-colored beer, it's not a hard set rule. Other inebriating liquids are allowed.

If you're looking to get drunk without the food coloring (or you just don't like beer), you might as well do some shots.

Mixologist Charles Steadman, managing partner of Jack's Grumpy Grouper, shook up some St. Paddy's day themed shots to help with the festivities.

See Also: Fat Tuesday: Three Mardi Gras Cocktail Recipes to Try

Irish Breakfast Shot

(Pictured above.)

"It literally tastes like pancakes, syrup, and bacon in your mouth," says Steadman.

3/4 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey

3/4 ounces Dekuyper Buttershots

One shot of orange shot

One strip of bacon

Step One: Combine Jameson and Dekuyper in a cocktail mixer with ice, and pour into a shot glass.

Step Two: Pour another shot of chilled orange juice. Place a strip of (cooked) bacon.

Step Three: Shoot the Jameson mixture and chase with the OJ, and then eat the bacon.

Baby Guinness

"To break the plane and help layer the shot, the base spirit need to be kept on ice or chilled in a cooler," says Steadman.

One ounce chilled Patron XO

Half ounce Bailey's Irish Cream

Step One: Pour the cold Patron XO into a large shot glass.

Step Two: Using the back of a spoon, gently pour the Baileys on top of the shot.

Baby Beer

One ounce Liqueur 43

Half ounce Bailey's Irish Cream

Step One:Pour the cold Patron XO into a large shot glass.

Step Two: Using the back of a spoon, gently pour the Baileys on top of the shot.

If you're too busy to make any of the above, Jack's Grumpy Grouper always has the ingredients on-site.

Jack's Grumpy Grouper is located at 308 N. Dixie Highway in Lantana. Call 561-847-4158, or visit

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