Indulge: A Classy St. Patty’s Day

Everyone likes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little differently (if they celebrate it at all!). We’ve seen all out revelry and bar-hopping, big Irish family potlucks, downing that glass of Guinness, or just simply adding that hint of green to an outfit to avoid getting pinched.

At CLD, we like to keep things on the classy side, so here are two fun St. Patrick’s inspired  indulgences to get the evening of the 17th started:

Britannia

So this is not 100% Irish, but it features and celebrates the best of everything: Whiskey from Ireland, Scotch from Scotland, and Pimm’s from England. Combined with some lime juice, agave and shaken vigorously, this cocktail is surprisingly smooth… but it could still easily leave you with the “Irish Flu” in the morning You have been warned!

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1.5 oz Irish Whiskey

0.5 oz Single Malt Scotch

0.5 oz Pimm’s Liqueur

0.75 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

1 oz agave syrup

Orange peel for garnish

Chill a martini glass or coupe in the freezer. Add all liquid ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously, for at least 15 seconds. Pour into chilled glass and garnish with twisted orange peel.

Banana Kicker Milkshake

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Think milkshakes are just for kids? Of course not! Especially when whiskey is in the mix!

2.5 oz Irish Whiskey

1 oz milk

2 big scoops vanilla ice cream

1 banana (chopped and frozen if possible)

Green food coloring (totally optionally, but makes it festive!)

Add all liquid ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, but still thick. Enjoy!

We hope all of our readers have a fun (and safe!) St. Patrick’s Day wherever, and however, you like to celebrate!

Inspire: The Luck of the Irish

With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, we thought we’d get a little festive!  Any reason to over-indulge and par up for festivities, we’re in!

What you may not know: while it is a cultural, public holiday, St. Patty’s Day is technically a Catholic and Anglican holiday  giving thanks to Saint Patrick to commemorate the arrival of Christianity to Ireland.  How do they show their appreciation: by wearing green and partaking in a feast!  (And for you know-it-alls, yes, this occurs during Lent, but the standard lent rules are lifted for the day – Amen).

Not Irish, but don’t want to get pinched this time around?  Here are some of our favorite  ways to incorporate green into your day without looking like this guy:

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We like the more subtle approach…

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if only we all wore green like this ... islandmix.com

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