Everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day
It’s one of the most wonderful times of year! St. Patrick’s Day is a widely loved holiday that pairs eating hearty food and drinking heavily all in the name of good ol’ St. Patrick. It’s impossible not to love this day! Being Irish on St Patrick’s Day = AMAZING! Not being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day = Still AMAZING! Put on your drinking caps, ladies and gentlemen, because you’re in for a blurry ride!
Green Beer: Steer Clear!
Now that I have your attention, I wanted to address one of the biggest faux pas of this day: green beer. BEER IS GLORIOUS, PLEASE DO NOT RUIN IT WITH FOOD DYE! I was recently at a local pub which had green beer on tap for St Patrick’s Day. I would never order this myself, however, curiosity got to me so I took a sip of my friend’s beer. It was your average light lager beer with food coloring added to it. It would be somewhat acceptable if it still tasted like beer, however, the dye hijacked any hope of a pleasant hoppiness mouth-feel. Additionally, large amounts of food dye can be toxic and cause headaches. That’s a guaranteed hangover if I’ve ever seen one!
What To Drink
What should you drink instead? EVERYTHING ELSE! Drink what makes you happy and social. Drink what makes you feel loose and sexy. Drink what makes you dance because we can dance if you want to. We can leave your friends behind. ‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance, well they’re no friends of mine. There’s no science to what you should drink on St. Patrick’s Day. Just keep it simple and don’t mix too many different types of alcoholic beverages unless you like the feeling of getting hit by a bus the next day.
“I’m On a Whiskey Diet, I Lost Three Days Already”
In closing, I leave you with this. As the very insightful Mark Twain put it, “Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him.”
Let us raise our glass and toast to St. Patrick! May your glass be ever full! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!