After two years in a row of virus-related interruptions, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day looks like it might just be lockdown and variant free! If you forgot how to celebrate the international day of Irish pride, we can help you out: Saucey has all the bits and bobs you need to celebrate like the Irish do.
Irish Beer for St. Patrick’s Day
First off: you’re gonna need some Guinness. The unofficial beer of Ireland is a dark stout with a smooth, full-body, and creamy taste. A balance of sweet and bitter, dry and malty, Guinness is one of the most drinkable stouts around. It’s the number one alcoholic beverage bought on St. Patrick’s Day.
But you can’t dye Guinness green. For that, you’ll need to grab some Harp – an Irish lager. Golden and bubbly, it’s also sessionable and quenchable. The harp is a traditional symbol of Ireland hailing back to the country’s ancient past, which is richly intertwined with the Irish musical tradition. And if you’ve ever been around Irish people, you know it doesn’t take much to get them singing– just a couple Harps, usually.
Lastly, this one is for the beer connoisseurs: Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale. Irish red ale is a beer style unique to Ireland that combines pale ale with malts and roast barley, giving the ale a reddish-brown color. Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale is similar to Smitchwick’s Draught, but with a creamy top like Guinness.
Bailey’s Irish Cream Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day
Beer isn’t to everyone’s taste, but who doesn’t like the sweet, milky taste of Bailey’s Irish Cream? Served hot or cold, it combines the fresh taste of cream with real Irish whiskey. Bailey’s is a delightful addition to coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or a dessert liqueur that can be sipped on its own.
For a delicious milkshake, combine 1 shot of Bailey’s with ½ cup of milk and two scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream in the blender. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, and serve! You have a slightly boozy, very green dessert.
In the mood for something a little more adult? Mix 2 oz of Bailey’s with 2 oz of Smirnoff Peppermint vodka and a splash of milk or cream. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass for a shamrock martini.
Just want a drink that’s not green or minty? Combine equal parts Irish whiskey, Bailey’s, and milk and serve over ice. We’re calling this unique cocktail, a subversion of the White Russian, the White Irish.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with the traditional Irish coffee as your nightcap: brew hot, strong coffee and mix with 1 shot of your preferred whiskey and 1 shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Serve in a mug, and voila: the lyrics of “Danny Boy” will pour forth like the headwaters of the Shannon River.
Saucey can deliver all your St. Pat’s party supplies on March 17th, right to your door. And we always deliver for free. Because after he drove all the snakes from Ireland, Patrick said, “let there be free alcohol delivery on Saucey.com.”
Well, we don’t speak Irish Gaelic, but we think that’s what he said.