Grab your pint, St. Patrick’s day is around the corner! For all you beer, cider and spirit lovers, we put together some of the best Irish drinks and Irish meals to pair with for an immersive St. Patrick’s experience that will get you feelin’ a little lucky this holiday season!
The Molly’s Chocolate Shake
The perfect match for spirits and chocolate lovers! On St. Patrick’s day, add a few ounces of the 17% ABV Molly’s Irish Cream to your chocolate shake to revisit this traditional beverage.
To do so you’ll need:
- ½ cup of chocolate fudge sauce
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 ½ ounces of Molly’s Irish Cream
- ½ cup of chocolate ice cream
- Green sprinkles
Start by pouring some of the chocolate sauce from the edge of the glass to line the sides of the glass.
In a blender, add the remaining chocolate sauce with the milk, the ice cream and of course the Molly’s Irish Cream!
Add the green sprinkles on the top of the glass, and be ready to taste!
Because we can’t say St Pats without Molly Irish cream, you can also try the Molly’s “Irish Kiss” recipe.
This time you’ll need:
- 2 ounces of Molly’s Irish Cream
- ¼ ounce of Peppermint Schnapps
- Cocoa powder
Pour Molly’s Irish Cream with the Peppermint Schnapps and ice into a cocktail shaker. Garnish the mix with cocoa powder and mint. Enjoy!
Discover where to find Molly’s Irish Cream around you!
Oatmeal Stout Float Recipe
It’s time to honor the Brown’s Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout! This beer is brewed in upstate New York and is smooth and rich, with a silky body derived from oats in the mash with a touch of chocolatey sweetness. Our recommendation for this holiday is to pair Brown’s Oatmeal Stout with Molly’s Irish Cream to have an oatmeal stout float cocktail.
For this you’ll need:
- 1 ounce of Molly’s Irish Cream
- 1 ounce of your favorite Irish Whiskey
- 1 scoop of vanilla bean ice cream
- ½ cup of iced Bhakti Chai
- Top off with Browns Oatmeal Stout
In a large glass add Bailey’s Irish Cream, your favorite Irish Whiskey, and iced Bhakti Chai. Then, stir the mixture and pour into serving glass. Finally, add scoop of ice cream and top off with Browns Oatmeal Stout.
The Hazy Irishman
More Irish vibes please! If you love Irish beverages, the Hazy Irishman will double your happiness by combing Guinness with Adirondack Hazy Cider. For a proper Hazy Irishman, slowly pour the Guinness over the back of a spoon onto the side of the glass and allow it to gently pour down over the hard cider. Then enjoy the sweet taste of apple raised by the character of Guinness, cheers!
Green Beer with Miller Lite
The unavoidable one! You can’t talk about St. Patrick’s Day without mentioning green beer…
The recipe is simple: add one drop of green food coloring into a 12oz glass of your favorite beer. Our recommendation? Choose a light beer: a Miller Lite would be perfect for this job!
This 4.2% ABV is available to more than 100 locations, find the closest one to you.
Pabst Hard Coffee
Last but not least: we finish the list with a drink that will remind you of the well-known Irish coffee. This ready-to-drink iced coffee is the ideal drink to kick off St. Patrick’s day in the morning. Made from real Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, milk, and naturally-occurring caffeine, it enjoys a great taste of vanilla flavor. For a full Irish breakfast, pair it with Irish soda bread toast, marmalade, eggs, bakes beans, bacon, or pudding!
Coming at a 5% ABV, and solely 100 calories, Pabst Hard Coffee is available at more than 100 locations in upstate New York. Check here!
Guinness with Shepherd's pie
Looking to pair that perfect Irish drink with a traditional Irish meal this holiday? We’ve got you covered there too. Guinness’s distinctive dark and creamy head would make a perfect match with a traditional Irish Shepherd’s pie. Enjoy its malt and roasted flavor with this lamb recipe with vegetables cooked in a gravy topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.
Ranging around 4.2% ABV, Guinness counts among the lightest beer with 125 calories. Check here where to find it!
Smithwicks with braised corned beef brisket
This match is for our meat lovers! This red ale brewed with mild hops, sweet malt and roasted barley enjoys some hints of caramel and toasted grains that pair well with corned beef.
Counting among the top St. Patrick’s dinner, braised corned beef brisket is a boiled beef recipe, slow-braised to keep the tenderness of the meat and let it caramelize on the surface.
What we need to know about the Smithwicks: it’s 4.5% ABV with 150 calories per bottle. Want to try? Check its availability around you.
Killians Irish Red with barbecue ribs
We call on our meat lovers again! This authentic Irish lager brewed with pure spring water and caramel malts roasted has a distinctive taste perfectly paired with ribs cooked on the barbecue. Finish the cooking of the ribs slowly in the oven for tender and caramelized meat.
Count 163 calories and 5.3% ABV for a Killians Irish Red bottle. Discover the 96 locations in upstate New York!
Magners Irish Cider with Irish pork stew
Cider also has its place on St. Patrick’s day! Known as Ireland’s greatest cider since 1935, the Magners Irish Cider enjoys a strong taste of baked apple with pepper and honey flavors that pair well with pork meat. This is why a traditional Irish pork stew matches the light and sweet taste of the cider.
With only 125 calories per serving, Magners is ideal light accompaniment. Find which of the 24 locations is closest to you.
However you choose to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate safely and responsibly and enjoy!