Breakfast / Brunch,  Drinks

Irish Breakfast Shot

It seems like everyone is a bit Irish come St. Patrick’s Day! I will definitely be making my corned beef dinner, complete with potatoes, corn, cabbage and Irish soda bread. And everything will be a bit more “green”.

When my kids were little, I’d start their day with green milk, green pancakes and dress them in green!  I’d scatter gold coins around the house and share funny little Leprechaun stories about hidden pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.  No longer having little kids around, I can now enjoy more “adult” green fun!  And what better way to start the day than a shot of Irish Breakfast!

Thanks of course, to Ken for sharing this experience!  I’m so not the shot type of gal, really, and whiskey is hardly my choice of alcohol so you must believe me when I tasted this and absolutely loved it!!  The mix of flavors in these shots creates the taste of PANCAKES in your mouth!!   So true and so amazing, everyone who tried it said the same thing!  Okay, maybe you’re thinking there’s a subliminal process going on here, like if I told you it tasted like pizza would you then taste pizza?? 

I hardly doubt that but I think it’s up to you to try to decide for yourself!  So here’s how it’s done…

For one serving – fill 1 shot glass with 1/2 shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and 1/2 shot of Butterscotch Schnapps.  Fill the 2nd shot glass with 1 shot of orange juice.  Take the Whiskey/Butterscotch shot first, followed by the orange juice shot.  Within minutes, the aftertaste will make you feel like you just had pancakes and syrup!!!

Now I realize after a few shots you may want a bit of food.  Keeping with the green Irish theme, here’s a great, easy recipe for green eggs! 

Shred 1 to 2 zucchini, squeezing to release any moisture and water.  Saute the zucchini until soft.  Mix in 4 eggs, feta cheese, salt and pepper and gently scramble the eggs until set.  Serve as is or drizzle with a bit of cilantro oil!



I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.


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