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a cold beer and another one.

“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:

Irish Coffee

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.

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Black Velvet – BBC Good Food

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?

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Irish Buck – Martha Stewart

Calling all Moscow Mule fans!  Refreshing and tasty for an unusually warm March 17th while still incorporating the holiday.

Irish Buck

2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 ounces ginger ale
Lime wedge

Fill a glass with ice – add whiskey, lime juice and ginger ale.  Stir and garnish with lime.

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And if you want to stay true….

Green Beer

Choose a light colored beer (important) and fill your chilled beer glass.  Add a couple drops of green food coloring. Stir and enjoy!

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Time to make a grocery list.  What’s your cocktail of choice for the holiday?
Cheers!

xoxo.  a

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