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TOP 10: Best ways to get drunk on St. Patrick’s Day [SLIDESHOW]

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and the best way to celebrate the Irish tradition is to do as the Irish do: get super drunk and fist fight some people.

Besides your classic Guinness draught, there are plenty of other ways to achieve the perfect state of drunken Irish bliss this March 17.

The Daily Caller’s resident Irishman Neil Munro shared his St. Patrick’s Day plans, “I will probably work out in the garden,” he said. For the record, Munro does not like Guinness and prefers Bushmills Irish Whiskey to Jameson, but will not likely drink anything since the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.

For the rest of you American revelers, here are 10 cocktails and beers to get you into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit. (And yes, of course some of the cocktails are green.)

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  • Guinness is the obvious Irish beer to drink during your St. Paddy's day festivities. (Photo: Guinness.com)
  • After a few shots of Jameson, you'll be in the Irish spirit in no time. (Photo: JamesonWhiskey.com)
  • An Irish Car Bomb is a great way to get hammered, and a great way to potentially offend any of your friends of Irish descent. All you have to do is put 1/2 a shot of Baileys at the bottom of a glass, layer it with half a shot of Jameson and pour 3/4 of a pint of Guinness on top of it then drink it AS FAST AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. Yummy!
  • If you don't feel like drinking thick, milkshake-y Guinness all day long, go for Harp -- a light Irish lager that is pretty easy to find, although it's not as well known as it's darker, more popular kin. (Photo: thepizzaproject.blogspot.com)
  • If you're going for the whole green theme, try a Shamrock. It consists of one part Irish whiskey, one part dry vermouth, three dashes of green chartreuse (whatever that is), three dashes of green mint liqueur and one green olive. That is one very green, extremely alcoholic beverage. (Photo and recipe: AbsolutDrinks.com)
  • Ireland meets Mexico with the Irish Cactus, a cocktail for those of you with a distaste for whiskey or beer. All it takes is one part Bailey's Irish Cream and one part of your favorite tequila, and there you have a perfect mixture of two things that make people go out of their mind: Irish liquors and tequila. Beware the Irish Cactus. (Photo, tipsysociety.com; recipe, cocktails.about.com).
  • Kilkenny is another thick Irish beer that has spiked in popularity in the U.S., but isn't quite as heavy as Guinness. Until recently, the only place in the states you could find it was at the Dubliner in Washington, D.C., but you should be able to locate it at your nearest Irish pub.
  • The Irish Ale Cocktail may sound fancy, but it is certainly not. All you need is one part Jameson (or preferred Irish whiskey) and two parts ginger beer, add some ice (and some lime if you are a wimp) and there you have it. (Recipe: cocktails.about.com)
  • Are you more of a martini gal than a whiskey or beer person? Then the Emerald Isle is the drink for you. Take all your preferred martini liquor (gin, vodka), skip the vermouth and olive and add creme de menthe and a sprig of mint instead for an Irish-themed cocktail. (Photo: Food.com)
  • The St. Patrick's Day is similar to the Shamrock, only with fewer ingredients. All you need for this guy is one part green chartreuse, one part green mint liqueur and one part Irish whiskey. So basically, when you run out of all your fancy ingredients, you can make something out of this. Besides, by the end of the night you'll probably just be drinking straight Jameson anyway. (Photo and recipe: AbsolutDrinks.com)

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