Even those who aren’t Irish enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. From wearing green (to avoid getting pinched) to throwing an Irish-themed party, there are many ways to celebrate the Luck O’ the Irish!
If you plan to host a St. Patrick’s Day party, be sure to offer your guests some terrific cocktails to complement your Irish feast. Consider the following ideas from mixthatdrink.com.
Irish Flag Shooters
The Irish Flag is meant to resemble the green, orange and white stripes in Ireland’s flag, but is miniaturized in a shot glass. Layer 1/3 shot green creme de menthe, 1/3 shot Licor 43, and 1/3 shot Bailey’s Irish Cream. This sweet, refreshing drink will get your guests in the mood to party!
If you’ve run out of your Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, this will bring back great memories of those tasty treats. In a cocktail shaker, add 3/4 ounce green creme de menthe, 3/4 ounce white creme de cacao, and 3/4 ounce light cream. Add ice, shake until chilled, and strain into a cocktail glass.
If mint isn’t your favorite, try this cross between a coke and a milkshake: in a cocktail shaker, add an ounce of Irish whiskey and an ounce of Bailey’s Irish Cream, shake, and strain into a glass. Add four ounces of cola and enjoy!
A great way to cap off a terrific meal is with an Irish Coffee. There are two variations; start with a cup of hot, strong coffee, and add a shot of Irish whiskey and top with whipped cream. Or for a sweeter version, replace the whiskey with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Visit The Blue Goose Market in beautiful downtown St. Charles for the ingredients to make the cocktails listed above, and for all your St. Patty’s Day party needs!
Blue Goose Market
300 S. 2nd Street, St. Charles, IL