Alternative drinks to order for Saint Patrick’s Day
Forget your typical Paddy’s day feed of lukewarm pints, pints, pints, this feast day treat yourself to something a little different.
This Patrick’s Day will undoubtedly be different from the rest. While it may be the second year that it’s held during a lockdown, this year a range of Irish businesses have launched takeaway options, delivery boxes and created brand spanking new products for the adoring public around their 5kms. So take advantage of these Dublin businesses doing something a little different this feast day.
- A shamrock shake from Nice Burger. Move over McDonalds there’s a new shamrock shake in town. Nice Burger’s version of the iconic milkshake has got some peanut butter and vanilla flavors going on. The Nice Burger people have relaunched the shake which will be available for collection or takeaway from Glasnevin’s The Bernard Shaw, Dun Laoghaire’s The Lighthouse, and Jam Park in Swords.
- Order some green cocktails from Craft Cocktails. Mixed from Dublin 7’s BAR 1661, Craft Cocktails have pulled some seriously green-looking cocktails out of the bag for Patrick’s Day. The Green St Soura is a classic sour made from the South American spirit Cocalero, combined with melon and aloe vera. The limited-edition drink is stocked in the likes of Lotts & Co, Decent Drinks Club, Hen’s Teeth Shop & Gallery, and many more, for a full list of their stockists or to order online click here.
- Get your hands on some Green Ralph. The small-batch Dublin mixers have turned their white Russians green this Patrick’s Day. If bottles of White Ralph are rare, you can only imagine how mythical Green Ralphs will be. The first batch of the stuff has sold out and the producers are busy mixing up another, although they warn that stocks will be “super limited”. You can order yours by DMing White Ralph on Instagram, with delivery available if you order before March 16th and the collection is available too (from Rialto’s The Circular).
- Join the White Hag Brewing Company’s Quiz. By combining Father Ted and beer, the good folks at White Hag might have saved Saint Patrick’s Day. Buying a box of either “Dark” or “Hoppy” beer will gain you entry into a Father Ted table quiz taking place on March 17th. Each box includes at least one patriotic beer, the Spree Series Shamrock Shake, and quiz winners can expect prizes (in the form of beer). Last orders for delivery on Monday 15 March, from the White Hag website.
- Slurp some Irish coffee from Vice. Staples in Dublin’s coffee game, Vice have reemerged in Middle Abbey’s Wigwam just in time for Patrick’s Day. Their signature Irish Coffee Kits blends Teeling Small Batch Whiskey, Imbibe coffee with demerara syrup. The 500ml pre-batched cocktails can be bought alongside special glasses if you are feeling fancy. Order them online here and collect them in Wigwam.
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