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Irish Breakfast Shot

Also known as the “Irish Pancake Breakfast,” the Irish Breakfast shot takes the most important meal of the day and shoves it into a 1.5 ounce glass. It joins the likes of the Pickleback as a shot made famous by its chaser―in this case, a glass of fresh orange juice and a slice of crispy, savory bacon. If done in the correct order (shot, then OJ, then bacon), the shot should leave you feeling like you just took a bite of maple syrup-drizzled pancakes. Though it’s a mystery to us why it’s deemed Irish (since it doesn’t include any part of a traditional Irish breakfast—not even the blood pudding), one thing is for sure: It doesn’t need to be St. Patrick’s Day for you to enjoy this boozy breakfast of champions.

The Essentials

Irish Whiskey
Butterscotch Liqueur
Orange Juice
The Details
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1 oz Irish Whiskey
.5 oz Butterscotch Liqueur
Glass of Orange Juice
1 slice of bacon


  • Pour the Irish whiskey and the butterscotch liqueur into a shot glass.
  • Pour orange juice into a lowball glass and a lay a piece of bacon across the top of the glass.
  • Shoot the shot, chase it with OJ and take a bite of bacon.