Irish Trash Can Drink Recipe {It’s a thing}

One way to make St. Patrick’s Day occur everyday of the year is by making a classic Irish Trash Can drink recipe. It is one drink that I will whip up for parties year round. 

Admittedly, this is usually called the “Irish Trash Can.” However, since we think that the name is silly and we wholeheartedly want to avoid offending anyone, we call it the Trash Can Drink.  That being said, the Trash Can Drink sure is delicious.

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What is a Trash Can Drink and what is it made of?

With 3 different kinds of liquors, 3 liqueurs and your favorite energy drink (Red Bull), the Trash Can is an incredibly strong cocktail. It is a layered drink that is blue at the bottom and green at the top. It is typically served with an actual can of Red Bull upside down in your glass. 

The most popular version is the Irish Trash Can. Why Irish? No one really knows but there are some theories. According to the website Irish Central, this drink only has an “Irish” moniker because the dang cocktail is green. According to Urban Dictionary: “This drink is green and tastes like candy. Very popular around St. Patrick’s Day, but great for any occasion.” See? No one knows.

That being said, it is a delicious drink that I recommend that all cocktail lovers try at least once.

Please note: This is one cocktail that you must drink responsibly. With the 6 different alcohols mixed with the caffeine, you will need to pace yourself with this drink.

What are the key ingredients in a Trash Can Drink?

  • .5 oz of Vodka
  • .5 oz of Gin
  • .5 oz of Light Rum
  • .5 oz of Blue Curacao
  • .5 oz of Peach Schnapps
  • .5 oz of Triple Sec
  • 8 oz can of Red Bull 
  • 1 Drinking Glass (A highball glass or a pilsner glass works perfectly)
  • 1 Straw

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The Traditional Irish Trash Can Recipe

  1. Pour your alcohol into a tall highball or pilsner glass that is filled with ice
  2. Stir 
  3. Open the Red Bull and place the open end in the glass leaning the can against the inner rim. (Pro tip: Slowly ease your Red Bull into the glass so that the energy drink doesn’t gush out).
  4. Leave the can in the drink. It will continue to dispense more Red Bull into your drink as you enjoy your beverage with a straw.

Trash Can Drink Recipe, Seriously
 
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With 3 different kinds of liquors, 3 liqueurs and your favorite energy drink (Red Bull), the Trash Can is a strong and delicious cocktail.
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Recipe type: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • .5 oz of Vodka
  • .5 oz of Gin
  • .5 oz of Light Rum
  • .5 oz of Blue Curacao
  • .5 oz of Peach Schnapps
  • .5 oz of Triple Sec
  • 8 oz can of Red Bull
  • 1 Drinking Glass (A highball or a pilsner glass works perfectly)
  • 1 Straw
Instructions
  1. Pour your alcohol into a tall highball or pilsner glass that is filled with ice
  2. Stir
  3. Open the Red Bull and place the open end in the glass leaning the can against the inner rim. (Pro tip: Slowly ease your Red Bull into the glass so that the energy drink doesn’t gush out).
  4. Leave the can in the drink. It will continue to dispense more Red Bull into your drink as you enjoy your beverage with a straw.

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