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Before we jump into a little bit of background information on the Irish Trash Can cocktail recipe, here are some other super potent cocktail recipes you’ll probably like: the Long Island Iced Tea, the Japanese Long Island, the Blue Jamaican Long Island, Long Island Iced Tea, and the Blue Long Island As far as this Irish Trash Can recipe is concerned, it’s very potent. Like, extremely potent. This wild green cocktail mixes up vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, blue curacao, Peach Schnapps, and, just to really turbocharge everything, a can of energy drink. The energy drink usually used is Red Bull — big surprise, right? It’s hard to say where and when the Irish Trash Can recipe was invented, but according to the website Irish Central, this drink only has an “Irish” moniker because the dang cocktail is green. Urban Dictionary says that the Irish Trash tastes like candy and is perfect as a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. Speaking of which, if you’re looking for more Irish cocktail recipes/St. Patrick’s Day recipes, check out these bad boys.