Since I’m not going on a pub crawl on this here alcoholiday and will in fact be on the road to SF, I thought I’d just list some of my favorite drinks to raise a virtual glass toasting all the drunk bastards out there on St. Patrick’s Day.
Irish Car Bomb: So good when it hits the lips. People always seem to think this is a very dangerous drink what with its violent name, the shot glass and the action of knocking back Jameson Irish whiskey, Baileys and Guinness in three or four big gulps. But a bartender friend told me that it’s actually pretty harmless. True, one doesn’t really have an effect on me. Now two or three? Yeah, that’s when there’s some trouble. On another note, I always wondered, is it offensive to order said Irish Car Bomb in an Irish pub?
1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Jameson Irish whiskey
6 ounces Guinness Stout
- Find a glass that a shot glass will fit into then fill it up with Guinness.
- Then fill a shotglass with 1/2 Bailey’s and 1/2 Jameson Irish Whiskey.
- Drop the full shot glass into the glass of Guinness and drink the concoction as fast as you can since it’ll curdle and look gross if you don’t.
Black & Tan: Two of my most favorite beers: Harp and Guinness. Scrumptious!
1 bottle Harp Ale
1 can or bottle Guinness Stout
Fill a Pint glass 1/2 with Harp. Place a teaspoon on the back of the pint glass and fill the remainder of the glass with Guinness by pouring it slowly over the back of the spoon.
Irish Buck: True, I just like this one because it has Jameson Irish whiskey and ginger ale which I prefer over Coke since it’s not as sweet.
1 1/2 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey
Pour whiskey into a highball glass filled with ice, twist the lemon peel over the glass and drop in the glass and fill with ginger ale.
Jameson on the Rocks: Why mess with perfection?
Now a toast:
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!