Irish Courage
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Irish Courage
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.87 / 5
If you mix this drink right it'll be pretty much black with a blue/colourless layer on top. Take it in one go - it helps if you’re Irish, preferably Republic ... more If you mix this drink right it'll be pretty much black with a blue/colourless layer on top. Take it in one go - it helps if you’re Irish, preferably Republic (of course), because it’s pretty strong, but I'll respect anyone who likes it. Give it a good rating, you know you want to.
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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29.17% | 0.88 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Irish Courage

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Into a shot glass add the whiskey, grenadine, rum, vodka and blue curaçao, in that order, then serve
~ This drink is designed to be taken as a shot, but obviously you can have it has a full drink if you're mental. ~


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Irish Courage compare to other shots?

The alcohol content of Irish Courage is 29.17%, which is slightly higher than the average for shot drinks, which typically range from 25% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes Irish Courage a strong option for those looking for a potent shot.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Irish Courage?

Irish Courage is best served cold in a shot glass. Given its alcohol content and combination of flavors, chilling the cocktail before serving can enhance its taste and make it more enjoyable.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in Irish Courage if I don't have them?

Yes, substitutions can be made while still capturing the essence of the cocktail. For example, if you don't have Blue Curaçao, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur, though the color might change. Similarly, if whiskey is unavailable, another type of dark spirit could serve as a substitute, though the flavor profile will slightly alter.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Irish Courage?

Irish Courage, with its strong alcohol content and bold flavor, is well-suited for celebratory occasions or as a novelty shot at parties. Its name and potency make it ideal for St. Patrick's Day celebrations or any event where a bold and memorable drink is desired.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize Irish Courage to better suit my taste?

To customize Irish Courage, consider adjusting the proportions of its ingredients to suit your taste preference. For a sweeter drink, increase the amount of grenadine; for a stronger citrus flavor, add more Blue Curaçao. You can also experiment with garnishing the shot to add an extra element of flavor or presentation, such as a lime wheel or a cherry.

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