St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way for people to embrace their Irish heritage. It is also the best way for people to pretend to be Irish for a day. The drinks are flowing, everyone is friendly and the food does not disappoint.
However, there are distinct ways to celebrate the holiday. There are many rich traditions that the Irish people have, and celebrating the correct way is a must.
Whether or not you’re Irish you’re more than welcome to celebrate. Here’s a couples ways to do it.
Green! Generally, anything green is acceptable. There are plenty of options here. The most popular one is the, “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirt, but there are a variety of other clever ones out there that you can rock. For the sports fans out there, repping anything from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish or Boston Celtics usually goes over well. Additionally, Ireland soccer jerseys are also a popular choice.
Leprechaun hats, green Mardi Gras beads or any other green accessory you find usually goes over well. Finally, for the hardcore Irish out there, being wrapped in an Irish flag or bandanna is a popular choice. As long as you are head to toe in green you can’t go wrong!
St. Patrick’s Day has a variety of food items on the menu. At the top of everyone’s list is the Reuben sandwich. Everyone’s favorite on this particular holiday, the Reuben is topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
Other favorites include corned beef and cabbage, Irish potato cakes, Irish soda bread and even shepherd’s pie makes an appearance on St. Patrick’s Day.
However, the authentic Irish cuisine isn’t for everybody. Add green food coloring to just about anything, and you’ve gotten a winner on St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve seen bagels, pancakes and even green eggs and ham for those Dr. Seuss fan’s out there.
For everyone over 21, this might be the best part about the holiday. The Irish are known for their high quality whiskey and of course the world famous Guinness beer. There are numerous Irish drinks that can be concocted on the holiday that come out delicious.
A shot of Jameson or a pint of Guinness are some of the easiest choices and most effective if you know what I mean.
Guinness is also a part of my personal favorite on St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish Car Bomb consists of a shot of Bailey’s Irish Creme Liquer and a Guinness. Drop the shot in the beer, let the flavors combine for a second and then chug the drink as quick as possible. The combination is more delicious than you’d think.
Also, the Irish Flag is another drink that is popular during the holiday. The bottom layer is green creme de menthe, Licor 43 and Irish Cream. All of the liquor stays separated and the green, orange, tan colors get about as close as possible to an Irish flag in a drink.
If you are only looking for that one drink to pack a punch look no further than Shamrock Juice.
- 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounces white tequila
- 1/2 ounces light rum
- 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Blue Curacao
- 4 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
The intense mixture is potent but tasty as a result of the Blue Curacao and orange juice. St Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday for all of those who celebrate. However, it is crucial to celebrate responsibly. Finally, on behalf of the team at TicketNetwork, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!