Well Be’gosh and begorah – here we are on St. Paddy’s Eve and you haven’t a thought in your pretty little ginger head of what to drink on the festival of the green? Sure there is always the crappy food colored green beer that is dispensed at all the local taverns across the country. Have you ever thought that that green beer may be the crappy slow selling beer that the bar has lots of and needs to move fast before it spoils? Hey add some green food coloring and it will sell like hot cakes.
So here I am with some sophisticated (never thought you would see that word in a St. Paddy’s post did ya?) choices for Pied Piper of the snakes day.
One of the most obvious drinks is a Guinness Beer. But why not make it a bit more fun and order one of these babies:
Black and Tan:
Bottle of Guinness
Bottle of Bass Ale
Pour the bass into your Pint glass filling it up about halfway. Then take a spoon and carefully pour in your Guinness. It will blend and separate making a nice layered looking drink. Bottoms up!
Looking for something a little more with a kick that will turn your shellely green? How about an easy recipe for an:
1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
1 tsp. Brown Sugar
6 oz. Coffee
Combine Whiskey, Sugar and Coffee into an Irish coffee mug. Float cold cream gently on top. Plain and simple – plus, no fire involved – you do know alcohol is flammable right?
Okay – need more? Wow you’re thirsty today. Okay, one more and then I’m sending your green fedora wearing head home.
Wild Irish Rose:
1 oz. Bushmill’s
7 oz. Ginger ale
1 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Lime Juice (fresh squeezed of course)
Mix all ingredients into 12 oz. Cocktail glass except for Ginger ale. Top with Ginger ale. Should fade red to pink in the glass.
So there you go, some green drink knowledge to arm yourself with before venturing out into that sea of drunken red haired strangers. Keep you gold shiny, your luck charmed and your knickers in a twist! Bottoms up!