6. POITIN OR CRAYTHUR
Also known as Irish Moonshine. I had to include this in my top 10 drinks in Ireland list. Typically made from potatoes-it’s so strong. It’s illegal in Ireland. I’ve heard a lot of stories about it… some say that they used to put it beneath the nose of a dead person. Since it’s so strong, this is how they could tell if they were dead or not. If they suddenly woke up, because of the smell, than they weren’t dead yet!
Also one of my favorites, I love sweet drinks. I normally enjoy this on the rocks as an after dinner drink. Irish Cream Liqueur can be served on the rocks. No, literally, just lay yourself on some rocks and start sipping. Yum!
8. BABY GUINNESS
Baby Guinness is normally served as a shot and contains Kahlua topped with Bailey’s Irish Cream and it resembles, you guessed it, a baby pint of Guinness.
9. IRISH COFFEE
Also dee-lish and deserves its place on any true top 10 drinks in Ireland list. Read more about the origin of Irish Coffee and get the original recipe here.
Or Harp. Beer might not be the favorite of drink for everyone, but it should be tried during your Ireland vacation. If Guinness isn’t your cup of tea then Smithwick’s (pronounced Smit-icks) or Harp may be more your speed!
Remember that drinking isn’t required, but in Ireland it is just another part of the social experience. Go ahead, make it your personal Irish mission to try them all, one, or several, at a time…. you’ll see what the craicis all about!