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 a delicious St. Patrick's Day cocktail, whip up a batch of this Irish Trash Can drink!!! When it comes to fruity alcoholic beverages, nothing compares to a good frozen drink! This one doesn't require the blender, so you'll save on dishes, too!
Ingredients Needed for this Trash Can Drink
This is one super boozy, potent cocktail! There are 6 different types of alcohol and just a splash of Red Bull on top....I warned you, it's a strong cocktail! And has a caffeine boost... so hang on tight!
- Light Rum
- Triple Sec (an orange liqueur)
- Blue Curacao
- Peach Schnapps
- Red Bull (or your favorite energy drink)
Why is it called an "Irish Trash Can?"
Although the origin of Irish Trash cans is unknown, it's really only called an "Irish" trash can because of the green color making it perfect for St Patty's Day! And (thinking back to my twenties), there were often small garbage cans full of boozy drinks at college parties!
And no, you don't have to use a trash can...basically any large container, plastic bin or punch bowl will work!! I'm pretty sure I drank a similar cocktail with different liquors (anyone remember jungle juice?!) out of a trash can in college one night.... ok, moving on.... 🙂
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 that turns it a bright green color.....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!
I like to add the Red Bull and stir it into the rest of the drink. However, you can open the can and place the full can of red bull upside down into the drink for dramatic effect! 🙂
Drinks for Two
Looking to make a smaller batch? Easy! Simply combine ½ ounce of each of the six different alcohols and ⅓ cup of water. Freeze and then serve in a tall glass or two!
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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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) 😉