March 17th: A cultural and religious holiday dating back to 1783, recognizing the most popular parton saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Today it's synonymous with green clothing, shamrock decor, corned beef and cabbage, and above all - celebrations with (many) adult beverages.
This week, Cheers, Westchase! stopped into to highlight not just one, but four Irish-inspired beverages you might want to consider as you kick off your weekend festivties.
St. Patty's Day Libations:
Irish Car Bomb: This is an Irish pub favorite. "It's a half pint of Guinness, detonated with a shot of Jameson and Bailey's Irish Cream," says Maloney's manager Chelsea G. Not for the faint of heart, this drink is meant to be enjoyed by chugging the whole thing down within a few seconds, before the beer and the creamy liquer separate.
Emerald Isle Iced Tea: A play on the traditonal Long Island variety, this one is named for the birthplace of St.Patrick himself. Beefeater Gin, Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey, and Cruzan Rum combine with triple sec, a splash of sour mix and a splash of Coke to make a cocktail sure to pack a punch.
Baby Guiness: Containing no Guinness whatsoever, the Baby Guiness is actually a shot. Kahlua coffee liquer is topped with Baileys Irish Cream, poured over the back of a spoon to create a "head" so the shooter resembles a miniature portion of Ireland's favorite brew.
Black Velvet: Also known as a "Snake Bite," this is Guinness draft, poured over cider ale, for a two-toned concoction. The differing densities in the two liquids allow them to remain in separate layers.
Maloney's Local is throwing an all-day party to celebrate St Patrick's Day, and you're invited. We've got all the details for you:
Maloney's Local St Patrick's Day Party
Saturday, March 17
- 8a.m. - 5p.m.
- Complimentary Irish Breakfast
- Pet-friendly and family-friendly (bounce houses, face painting and snow cones)
- Live Irish music from Pat McCroin, along with several other local rock bands
- $10 cover after 5 p.m.
"Like" Maloney's on Facebook for the full music lineup and the detaisl on the First friday events, which return to the plaza April 6.
As an old Irish proverb says, "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go." We wish you a very happy and safe St. Patrick's Day! Cheers, Westchase!