Upgrade Your Brunch With an Irish Breakfast Shot

Extra bacon, please.

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Jake Hukee/Shuttterstock
Jake Hukee/Shuttterstock

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.

Irish Breakfast Shot

Sweet, Savory


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


Step one

Pour the Irish whiskey and the butterscotch liqueur into a shot glass.

Step two

Pour orange juice into a lowball glass and a lay a piece of bacon across the top of the glass.

Step three

Shoot the shot, chase it with OJ and take a bite of bacon.