St Patrick’s Day, and some Irish cocktails

The patron saint of Ireland has his day comin up on Thursday, March 17. St Patrick was responsible for transforming Ireland from a pagan country with many ancient religious practices and beliefs into a Christian community.

Why does everyone drink on St Patrick’s Day then?

Do we even need a reason??

In Ireland, it was traditionally a day of mass and family. Elsewhere, its anything but that. Last year’s party here was cool. Am gonna get real high riding a St Paddy’s bus tomw.

Irish stouts are the staple on St Paddy's Day

Anyway, here’re some Irish cocktails, using mostly whiskey, which is an Irish invention; starting with the simple but famous..

Irish Coffee!

If u have an IQ below 50 and know how to heat water, u can do this! Make coffee (with sugar & cream). Add Irish whiskey.

Created by Joseph Sheridan (hence the liqueur called Sheridan’s), a chef at an Irish airport restaurant in 1940 for weary travellers.

Enjoying Irish Coffee (with Scotch) with d boys in Sarawak

Irish actor and musician Alex Levine once said, “Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: caffeine, sugar, fat and alcohol.” Wise words.

Ring of Kerry

Half shot of coffee liqueur, 1,5 shots (45ml) of Irish whiskey, 1 shot cream liqueur, shake ’em with ice, pour into chilled glass. Top with shaved chocolate.

Irish Buck

Squeeze some lemon into a glass of whiskey. Top with ginger ale.

PV Doyle

Mix one shot of creme de menthe with 1.5 shots of Irish whiskey, and 30ml of cream. Shake with ice, pour and top with maraschino cherries.

Here are a coupla Irish toasts:

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.


May you live to be a hundred years
With one extra year to repent!

Have a merry St Patrick’s Day 2011 yall.

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