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Irish Trash Can Drink Recipe

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Glass to Use


Mixing Instructions

Fill glass full of ice, then add all liquors and stir. Add full can of Red Bull. It will float and slowly seep down the glass, turning the mix green, hence the name Irish Trash Can!


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Comments on Irish Trash Can:

By functioning alcoholic on June 18th, 2011 at 20:29:30

Bailey's in San Angelo, TX, best trash can by far

By FUZZY NAVAL on June 10th, 2011 at 22:50:16


By Tara on May 19th, 2011 at 18:41:23

I had never heard of it until I was visiting my friend in Olympia, WA. I have only met one other person who knows what it is. Really must be a NW thing.

By Trobby Trains on May 2nd, 2011 at 05:06:22

we love them here in everett washington..one time i woke up and my face was in a puddle of blue..almost killed me..theyre the best!

By Thirsty Marine! on April 27th, 2011 at 04:20:42

Its funny i can almost find this drink in NC but when i go back to Miami. the bartenders looks at me like wtf?

By Kitty on March 28th, 2011 at 20:49:34

had my first on at a bar...it was great...:) love love love

By Lea on March 27th, 2011 at 09:23:50

This is my all time favorite drink, I've only been to one bar thats made it the best, Actually had one last night but they didnt make it right and it was nasty...still drank it though. It was a cheap version I guess.

By J sizzle on March 13th, 2011 at 20:36:54

I drank one of these along with a few other mixed drinks and I dnt remember anything after I drank it. Blacked out and wet the bed all over my boyfriend lol.. Oops!

By hot sexy damn on March 9th, 2011 at 16:26:57

This seems to be a northwestern thing.. Had my first one in MONTANA!! Gunna spread it out east now

By Becca on February 24th, 2011 at 23:53:48

CHARLEY'S in Tacoma, WA has the best!!!!! I love em <3

By Stacy Bieber on February 18th, 2011 at 12:41:02

I too am from near Spokane, however i never had one of these until I moved to Wyoming. Now I live in Alabama... yeah, you say irish trash can down here and they look at you like you are crazy. Time to show the south how we "yankees" do it. lol

By xN0PEx on February 2nd, 2011 at 00:40:55

After having one of these, a buddy and I decided to have a road trip at midnight. Drove half way and my car starter died.... had to wait all that day for the repair guy just to drive back home..... awesome drink, but make sure someone who makes good decitions is around you when you drink it!

By booya! on February 1st, 2011 at 13:51:31

Had 1 of these and 2 long islands last weekend, ended up falling in the snowbank and sitting on the bathroom floor of the next bar for 20 minutes.....Next morning didn't remember anything and was so sore I could hardley move....Musta been a good night!

By Matt on January 29th, 2011 at 18:49:53

This is the shit, best drink I have ever had. Me and my friend are so drunk off them

By TrashCanQueen on January 29th, 2011 at 10:54:00

My friend and I drank these drinks last night.. I went outside to throw up and she grabbed my jacket for me. When I woke up in the morning she ended up picking up a north face denali instead of my snozu fleece. Good times.

By Hannah on January 7th, 2011 at 11:14:50

Im from Spokane, and i now live in Arkansas and NO ONE has heard of it! Is it just a washington thing??? But i gotta admit, these are my most favorite!

By Jason on December 25th, 2010 at 16:43:20

Got throw put ofmamu bars with these things can't remember any thing past12usualy lol don't know why but I love an irish drink for an Irish man it's coolaid on steroids!

By Jdzzl on December 25th, 2010 at 16:38:50

Haha been kicked out of many bars drinking these things mmmm! How I love them coolaid on crack!

By Spokompton on November 18th, 2010 at 17:48:25

This drink is not served in a collins glass. It is served in a 16 oz glass and has more ingredients such as Midori in it. Try one at Charley's in University Place (Tacoma, WA) and you will enjoy what a real Irish trash can is supposed to be.

By Lil Weezy on June 23rd, 2010 at 14:42:58


By Mad on May 29th, 2010 at 20:01:21

I went to washington dc and they didn't know What it was so I googled this site and they made a good one. Great stuff. I am also from spokane we love our trash cans

By CDP on May 24th, 2010 at 20:17:21

Just had two of these last night. mmmm... mmmm... mmmmmm... from now on this is what i'm drnkn whenever I shoot pool!
BTW Rockstar is cheaper than red bull and wrks just as well!

By Jeff on February 28th, 2010 at 08:53:44

I fell on my face outside the bar after one of these and some beers, jager shots. My friend on the other hand, literally same tab as me assaulted a police officer, resisted arrest..


By SHROUDOFGLOOM on February 13th, 2010 at 18:38:42

I drank 7 of these,and I woke up in a Trash Can!

By beena lynn on February 7th, 2010 at 20:50:59

i got a dui after drinking 3 of theese.
uh ooh.

By Kenney on December 17th, 2009 at 17:56:03

my 21st b-day I had three of these, along with around 12 other shots and somehow still made if home alive.

By Trashed in Spokane on November 25th, 2009 at 11:14:10

Still drunk from three of these; don't drink on an
empty stomach! Anybody got a way to sober up from this?

By Em on November 17th, 2009 at 09:39:19

had two of these and a long island last night. its after noon and i'm still drunk. definitely gets the job done...

By Mith on November 11th, 2009 at 16:28:37

After having 2 of these the bouncer at the bar said "If you can't walk out of the bar, you cant come back" Gets you into veeery much trouble!!

By Tori_H on November 9th, 2009 at 18:21:26

I tried this drink for the first time this weekend. I loved it...a little to much. Drank 5 of them and can't remember anything past number 3. Approach with caution!!!

By nick on October 12th, 2009 at 19:58:51

when it was explained to me what this drink was when i got it.. "the last drink you'll ever drink" my god those words are truer than you can imagine

By darren on September 27th, 2009 at 14:40:11

cliff notes on the aftermath of this drink:

-pissed under the table where we were sitting
-gave my phone to a girl to put her # in it
-then i walked away n' forgot all about my phone and what she even looked like
-left my friends to go to another bar with a very unatractive chick
-parallel parked on a side walk
-threw up in her purse without her knowing
-left her started making out with a better looking chick i guess she was as drunk as me
-we get a taxi and go back to my house
-did all kinds of crazyness
-next morning she wouldn't leave (clinger)
-told her my girlfriend was on her way over here (which i don't have one)
-She called me an asshole then finally left

By Jay on September 12th, 2009 at 11:52:56

If you love red bull go for it!!!This drink is pretty pricey at the bar but its worth the price if you really want to be superman! If you love Adios, you will love this 100x

By nosam on September 9th, 2009 at 22:30:20

I drank these in tech school for the air force and they will get you in trouble. But i would'nt have it any other way!

By Rachel on September 5th, 2009 at 18:45:46

BEST DRINK EVER. Party for one.

I like how someone priced it out on how much it costs at home haha

By Bam on September 2nd, 2009 at 03:10:23

If the bar doesn't serve it, I don't got there.

By Jess on September 1st, 2009 at 14:11:38

The Irish Trash Can is a great drink! Tastes awesome, costs a bit more at the bar (and to mix at home), and I know in Spokane, WA they cut everyone off after two. It is by far my favorite drink. After one I'm buzzin and after two very careful of my movements!

By Bobo on August 29th, 2009 at 23:14:44

New favorite drink. Had 2 and I was off destroying my ex-girlfriend's property.

By daryl on August 20th, 2009 at 11:11:18

i had three and still walked home not very fast though

By Drake on July 17th, 2009 at 16:46:36

had one last weekend, tasted amazing, not as strong as people make it seem.

By Jeff on June 29th, 2009 at 16:56:41

Amazing. Love em.

By Satans Revrend on June 16th, 2009 at 17:28:16

yall are panzies, i can put down five and still drive.............into a house!

By Adam on June 15th, 2009 at 11:33:01

great recipe for us bartenders. Always a good up sell from a long island or a Georgia peach. Works well with a Hawaiian theme.

By ROb on May 22nd, 2009 at 21:44:47

Yikes...had this drink when I went to NBA City in Orlando. Had 2 and I was drunk. Great drink

By Melissa on May 21st, 2009 at 23:27:11

Very expensive to make at home about $120.00 for everything including the red bull but who cares they are oh so good = ~ ) (Sideways smiley face)

By Terry on May 14th, 2009 at 13:37:53

Just had one... Had to google how to make it but I'm sooooo good right now... Everyone should try it =^P

By Niggarh8er on March 27th, 2009 at 16:02:21

Hell yes Irish trash cans are the shit...one of my faves!!!

By Kara on March 13th, 2009 at 22:13:54

This was the drink i had on my 21st birthday. I had two trash cans and a washington apple and i was DONE! ended up in my tub with a puke trail into my house....oooooo boy

By messed on March 6th, 2009 at 18:46:39

First time I had this I was hooked the last time I had it was was messed up. It's delightful

By Pat on February 26th, 2009 at 12:47:58

If god was an alcoholic this is what he would drink. I love it

By Melissa on January 12th, 2009 at 11:31:24

I love this drink. This is all I ever drink when I go out and I have also started making them at home.

By Twilight Zone on January 4th, 2009 at 21:11:38

Me and my sister each had one, and it made us get plowed. This is our new favorite drink.

By Marc on December 19th, 2008 at 21:54:21

If the bar has redbull, this is the drink I get. Its great

By bigb on December 11th, 2008 at 19:16:32

Haha after this drink i woke with no cloths on in some girls bed.... good times

By Chris on November 19th, 2008 at 10:15:19

This drink messed my night up. My friend got it for me and its basically a huge glass full of liquor.

By Cook on October 27th, 2008 at 22:46:07

Feelin real good

By Q on October 27th, 2008 at 18:50:05

Good drink to have for just no real reason but its also good in double when playing Pool.

By alex on October 25th, 2008 at 15:50:51

makes a person happy

By Jenn on September 23rd, 2008 at 19:57:46

My sis-in-law introduced these to me, and there awesome!!! two drinks and i'm done!!

By joe on July 27th, 2008 at 09:51:57

fantastic drink, got me from wasted to trashed.

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