“Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer and another one!”
It may be St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, but a lot of cities (and humans) carry their celebrations into the weekend. The green beads will surface, the bagpipers will roam, and the beer will be plenty. Many people have a marathon ahead of them and well, you can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning…right?
I’m in the mood for variety this year, so I went on the hunt for some Irish-inspired cocktails. Here’s where we’ll start:
1 cup coffee
1 (1.5 oz) jigger Irish creme
Beer doesn’t always taste great at eight in the morning, but coffee always does. Splash in a little Bailey’s or similar Irish creme for an extra kick-start and top it with whipped cream.
Not a coffee drinker, but still want to brunch in Irish fashion? The Black Velvet drink has nothing to do with whiskey, but it has everything to do with a mimosa a la Guinness.
Half fill a champagne flute with Guinness (or similar stout). Slowly top with chilled champagne.
Sounds funky, but aren’t you intrigued?
Calling all Moscow Mule fans! Refreshing and tasty for an unusually warm March 17th while still incorporating the holiday.
2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 ounces ginger ale
Fill a glass with ice – add whiskey, lime juice and ginger ale. Stir and garnish with lime.
And if you want to stay true….
Choose a light colored beer (important) and fill your chilled beer glass. Add a couple drops of green food coloring. Stir and enjoy!
Time to make a grocery list. What’s your cocktail of choice for the holiday?