Frozen Irish Trash Can drink is a vibrant, boozy cocktail and the perfect addition to any party, especially around St. Patty’s Day and the summer months!Jump to Recipe
When I think of St. Patty’s Day, I think of leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and mugs of green beer. I was always told that “beer’s an acquired taste,” and I really have given it its fair chance. But long story short, I’m just not a fan!
So, if you’re wanting something other than a green beer, whip up a batch of this Irish Trash Can drink!!! When it comes to fruity alcoholic beverage, nothing compares to a good frozen drink! This one doesn’t require the blender, so you’ll save on dishes, too!
Why is it called an “Irish Trash Can?”
Although the origin of the drink is unknown, it’s really only called an “Irish” trash can because of the green color making it perfect for St Patty’s Day!
Why does an Irish Trash Can turn green?
As much as I’d love to tell you that it’s some really cool chemistry experiment…..it’s much more elementary than that. Blue + Yellow = Green. And that’s as simple as it is! 😉
Just look at this beauty!!!
How do you make an Irish Trash Can drink?
If you want it frozen: Combine all ingredients (except for the Red Bull) in container and cover it with a lid. Freeze for 8-10 hours. When ready to serve, scoop some slush into a glass and add Red Bull energy drink. Stir and watch the color turn a vibrant green!
If you want to “on the rocks”: Mix up 6 liquors (skip the water), pour over ice and give it a stir. Add Red Bull, stir and enjoy!
Some of my other favorite drinks…
I LOVE a good frozen drink! This Pineapple Slush with a splash of coconut rum is one of my go-to’s! And if I’m wanting something a little lighter (or want something with less sugar), this 3-ingredient Boozy Slush is always a treat.
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Frozen Irish Trash Can
- 1/2 c vodka
- 1/2 c rum
- 1/2 c gin
- 1/2 c triple sec
- 1/2 c blue curacao
- 1/2 c peach schnapps
- 3 c water*
- Red Bull**
- Combine all ingredients (except for the Red Bull) in container and cover it with a lid; freeze for at least 8-10 hours (and up to 2 months).* See notes below if you don't want to make it a frozen drink.
- When ready to serve, scoop some slush into a glass and add Red Bull.
- Stir and watch the color turn green!
This recipe is easy to double, triple, etc (or even make into a single serving). Just remember it’s 1 part each vodka, rum, gin, triple sec, blue curacao, and peach schnapps mixed with 6 parts water.
Now remember, this is a colorful drink, so be careful if you’ve got light colored carpet…..(Dad, this part is for you! ;)) You see, a couple nights ago, my dad called me and I’m still laughing at our conversation….
Dad: “Hey Kels – I’ve got a quick question.”
Kelsey: “Hey pops, what’s up?”
Dad: “Well your mom is at a meeting, but she will be home soon. I was just eating a plate of leftover lasagna and I accidentally dropped it on the (brand new light gray!) area rug in the living room. What do I do?”
Kelsey: “Oh boy. That’s not good. Have you done anything with it so far?”
Dad: “Well I used a wet cloth to try and clean it, but it needs something more.”
Kelsey: “Yeah, I’m guessing water alone is not going to do the trick.”
Haha….I’m not sure why he called me. Probably because I have a bit of experience cleaning up after my own spilled red wine, dog stains, and baby vomit. But either way, it sure made me chuckle…..and hopefully Mom can find some humor in the situation (and some really good carpet cleaner) 😉