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Modern St. Patrick's Day Drinks

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by Anna Elizabeth Henry, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Anna Elizabeth Henry Sergeant Major Silver Patron

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    Since St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, I thought I'd raise a glass and say, sláinte to everyone who enjoys the festivities of St. Patrick's Day irregardless if they are Irish or not! So, everyone share your favorite St. Patrick's Day drink of choice.

    And for those who can't or don't want to imbibe below is a recipe for a homemade Shamrock Shake made famous by McDonald's :D

    Homemade Shamrock Shake

    Ingredients -
    • 2 cups of your favorite vanilla ice cream, frozen
    • 1 & 1/3 cups whole milk, very cold
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
    • 2-3 drops green food coloring
    • whipped cream, optional
    Directions - Combine all ingredients into a blender, except the whip cream and blend until smooth and creamy. Then divide into two chilled glasses, add whipped cream on top and garnish with fresh mint leaves if you want to be fancy.

    You can also substitute the peppermint extract out and add two shots of Bailey's Irish Cream if you want :smoke:
     

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  3. Frito

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    Jameson Irish Whiskey....................Only a shot of course to keep away the night vapors.
    As I have no idea what night vapors are I usually have 3or4 shots just in case they are something serious.
     
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    Shamrock shakes are tasty! I bet this recipe is delicious with the Bailey's Irish Cream!!! Cheers!
     
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    Never had a Shamrock Shake, will have to try.
     
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    My Dad's favorite drink was Irish Coffee. His recipe:

    1 oz. Irish Whiskey per person
    1 teaspoon Kahlua per person
    hot coffee
    whipped cream

    Pour coffee, whiskey and Kahlua into Irish Coffee Mug (He had his favorite which I have now). Stir. Float whipped Cream on top.
     
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    You are the first person to make me cackle today! :laugh:

    I looked it up (naturally). Apparently the Night Vapor is a remote controlled airplane. And I can see this being a problem if a bunch of them are buzzing around while one is trying to sleep. :tongue:
     
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    There's a perfectly reasonable plan.
     
  10. Patrick H

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    OF COURSE I will honor my patron saint on his feast day. My cocktail of choice is usually a gin martini or a margarita. I enjoy sipping scotch or Irish whiskey, too. I have a bottle of Jameson's in the cabinet, if the spirit moves me.
     
  11. Anna Elizabeth Henry

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    A favorite of mine on St. Patrick's Day is Irish Coffee -

    Ingredients -
    • 1½ oz Irish whiskey
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 6 oz hot coffee
    • whipped cream
    • Grated chocolate garnish
    Directions -
    1. Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in a mug and stir until dissolved.
    2. Add the whipped cream on top and garnish with grated chocolate.
     
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    Open favorite bottle of Irish whiskey,
    pour very small amount on the ground for the wee people,
    make appropriate toast, "May your soul be in heaven 15 minuets before the devil knows your dead";
    drink rest of bottle.
     
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    St. Patrick's or not, I can't drink Scotch or Irish if Kentucky bourbon is readily available.

    My Scot-Irish protestant ancestors would be proud.
     
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    No need to exclude fine Kentucky bourbon, my friend. One only needs the stamina to include ALL options. (That sounds like the logic of a college boy, doesn't it? Perhaps because I used to think that way about 47 years ago!)
     
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    I used to love to go McSorley's Old Ale House, down in the East Village for that great Porter Ale and a plate of crackers & cheese, onions and hot mustard. It was a popular men's bar but it changed a lot when the women liberated it around 1971. And, it was there during the Civil War!

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    :rofl:
     
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    Guinness Stout Float! Take a couple scoops of good ice cream - vanilla is my favorite - a well frosted mug and put the ice cream in it. Then carefully pour the beer over it. It'll fizz! Serve it with a spoon and a straw - very, very good. :D
     
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    I know it's an acquired taste for some, but I love a pint or three of Guinness Stout. :smoke:
     
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    I like this float but to just drink Guinness is a little much for me! However, I've seen they have a blonde lager out, and I think I might have a taste of that for St Patrick's Day!
     
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    Oh. This is perfect. I can't wait to use this line.
     
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    You know, since ice cream is involved, I think I would try this. Maybe.
     

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