St. Paddy's Day, a great holiday celebrating the life of a man who spent most of his days setting up churches and other institutions in Ireland... And a great excuse to drink!
March 17th, actually is his death date.
You can find an extended version here at wikipedia.
Let's give him the CM&S treatment.
Since we're celebrating on the day he died, we'll use Death's Door as our base alcohol. They make a great Vodka, but we're actually going to use the whisky. Note that it is spelt whisky, not whiskey. Death's Door is American made.
We've got to make it green like Chicago's River, but we don't want to use food coloring. Lets use another Chicago favorite that is seasonal, McDonald's Shamrock Shake.
Man, this is starting to sound really good.
We don't want you to get to full, because tradition says, when you celebrate St. Paddy's, you must celebrate from morning 'till night. So let's actually get down with the kid's sized version, which is is 12oz. and 420(!) calories. You can see the Shamrock Shake's Nutrition here.
Let's get it started. We need a good name.
2oz. Death's Door Whisky
1 Kid Sized Shamrock Shake
Start by ordering a Shamrock Shake from one of the locations in Chicago that offer it, then drink enough of the green concoction so you can fit in your Death's Door. Add whisky. Make sure to mix it very well, as the thick shake will not easily blend with your alcohol.
Drink and enjoy a safe St. Patrick's Day!
p.s. if you've got another awesome name for this drink, please leave it in the comments below!
Author: Josh Law
Owner, DJ, Chief Mixologist, Party Motivator