This weekend instead of the usual 5 reasons to drink, we’re focusing on the one and only. Finally, the mother of all drinking holidays has arrived and if you’re like us you’ve been anxiously waiting.
St. Patrick’s Day is a strange animal. We celebrate a patron saint we know little about by wearing green and consuming large amounts of beer. Weird, but we’ll take it.
NY Mag hooked it up with this St. Patrick’s Day itinerary (suggestive tips from 6am to 12am) and we’re hooking it up with recipes for these signature celebratory concoctions:
- 1 1/4 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz. Punt e Mes (or equivalent sweet vermouth)
- 1 barspoon (1/8 oz.) St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
- 1/3 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 Whole Egg
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Dry shake (without ice) to emulsify. Add ice and shake well, strain into Irish coffee mug. Grate fresh nutmeg over top.
Irish Bacon Sour
- 1 1/2 oz Apple-Bacon Infused Bushmills Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Quality Maple Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Egg white
Build in a 16 oz. pint glass and shake vigorously with fresh ice until shaker is frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Optional garnish: Strip of Irish bacon laid across top of martini glass with a quarter hard boiled egg on top.
Irish Car Bomb
- 3/4 pint Guinness stout
- 1/2 shot Bailey’s Irish cream
- 1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey
Add the Bailey’s and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey’s on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don’t drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.
Cheers and as always, drink responsibly.