Green clothes, pinching, green rivers, corned beef and cabbage, and green beer. These traditions have become synonymous with the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. But did you know that one of the traditional Irish dishes for a holiday is a type of bacon, similar to ham? Like corned beef and cabbage, what has grown into a worldwide celebration of the Irish culture, sprouted from the Irish immigrants living in the United States. Before the 1700’s, St. Patrick’s Day was a relatively somber Roman Catholic feast only observed in Ireland.
But this is America, so let’s get to the fun part – drinks! For this St. Patrick’s Day list we have assembled some recipes that will not only fit in with the green tradition, and the cuisine tradition, but the drinking tradition as well. And best of all, we will suggest which beverages we have on sale this St. Patrick’s Day to get you that Red… er. Green… Hot Deal!
- Spicy BLT Green Bloody Mary by Heather Christo
While this may not necessarily be an Irish drink, It’s certainly Green and has bacon. So, who can go wrong with that? And to be fair, this is not the easiest drink on this list to make. To that, we’ll ask, what “really good” Bloody Mary is simple to make? After your trip to your local grocery store, stop by and get a bottle of Grain Co. Vodka. This Indiana made vodka can compete with any top-shelf vodka, and it’s made right here at home! And, if you get the Grain Co. Vodka this Sunday, before St. Patrick’s Day, you can get what’s already an amazing deal for an additional 25% off! You can now make a lot of bloody marys on the cheap, my friend.
- The D.E.W. Drop Find on Tullamoredew.com
by Tullamore D.E.W. Original Irish whiskey
This is an incredibly simple Irish Whiskey cocktail. Simply mix to taste, Tullamore D.E.W. and an IPA. That’s it! For an added layer of flavor complexity, we suggest using Taxman Brewing Co. “Hop Collector..” Both Taxman and Tullamore are on sale this month, and like the Grain Co. above, if you get the Taxman Hop Collector this Sunday, you will get an additional 25% off!
- Honeydew-Ginger Martini by Mix That Drink
“The Honeydew-Ginger Martini uses Midori and Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur for its main flavors of honeydew and ginger.” You’ll also need vodka, and we have you covered with a great deal there, too! You should be able to get everything you need for this martini while at Big Red Liquors, and the Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur & Grain Co. Vodka are on sale this month.
- Shamrock Juice by Mix That Drink
Shamrock Juice should really be called “Slamrock Juice” because this is THE party kick starter! Seriously, this cocktail is as strong as an Irish laoch. Aside from some orange juice, it’s pretty much just booze – and it’s yummy! With the St. Patricks Day traditional green hue, you get a delicious orange flavor even with the gin, vodka, rum, tequila and blue curacao in it. If you are looking for the adventurous St. Patty’s Day drink, this one is for you.