Got your Irish on? Today is St. Patrick’s Day and people all around the world are donning green and celebrating, showing off their Irish pride. It’s funnest day of the year to eat, drink and be merry but what spurred all this rejoicing?
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. While he didn’t actually drive all the snakes out (that’s purely folklore, natch), he did do a lot of good across Ireland during his life, making him a beloved hero of sorts.
As you well know, here in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebrating, usually with adult beverages such as beer and whiskey. If you’re heading to a pub after work this evening to partake in these celebrations and still have to work tomorrow, here are a few tips to avoid the St. Patrick’s Day hangover and make it through the work day:
Now that you know how to pay the fun tax of St. Patrick’s day, let’s have a little fun with the perfect mixed drink to kick off the festivities!
SERVINGS: MAKES 1
7 fresh mint leaves
1 lemon half
1 tbsp. simple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 7 fresh mint leaves, 1 lemon half, quartered lengthwise, and 1 Tbsp. simple syrup (click for recipe) in a 16-oz. mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils. Add 1/4 cup bourbon. Transfer to an Old Fashioned glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice, stir, and then mound more crushed ice on top. Garnish with mint sprigs. Read more at BonAppetit.com
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ Old Irish Blessing ~
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