Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish or no, it’s a festive day.  The green clothes, the shepherd’s pie, the beer, the pinching—St. Patrick’s Day is a bright spot of bacchanalia amidst the austerities of lent.

My book club celebrated St. Patrick’s Day a day early, but in fine style.  We didn’t sing Irish drinking songs while dancing on tables.  It pains me to admit this, but I may be getting too old to dance on tables anyway.  Instead, there was plenty of laughter, a hearty meal of corned beef and cabbage, and some lovely Irish Coffee.

I’d like to share an Irish Coffee with all of you—a drink so warming that you’ll feel it all the way to your toes.

And if, after a few of these, you begin speaking with an Irish brogue, or even start dancing on tables and belting out The Drunken Sailor or When Irish Eyes are Smiling, your secret is safe with me—I promise!


Classic Irish Coffee

  • six oz. hot, fresh brewed coffee (decaf if you have to work in the morning!)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ oz. Irish whiskey (Jameson’s is classic)
  • heavy cream

Whip cream, adding sugar if desired, then chill. Brew coffee.   Combine coffee with  whiskey and sugar and mix well.  Top with generous dollop of whipped cream.

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2 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. Stella

    Hey Rowdy! Glad you had a nice pre-St. Patty’s day with your book club friends. That sounds really nice, and I love the look of that bowl of food. Looks like rustic, homemade goodness…
    Ooh, and I make my Irish coffee almost just like this, Rowdy. Just a bit of sugar like you have here with a nice shot of whiskey, strong coffee and whipped cream. Yeah, I know this is delicious, my friend!

  2. Monet

    What a lovely way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Your evening sounds like my cup of tea (or coffee!) Thank you for sharing this delicious treat. I hope you have a beautiful Friday. The weekend is nearly here!


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