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Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy National Drinking Holiday!

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Every bartender loves St. Patrick's Day. It doesn't matter if you work at Hooters or the freakin' Olive Garden or the Russian Tea Room... today is the day we cast aside our differences and come together as a nation, to drink green beer, eat stale soda bread, and watch college basketball.

Most importantly, St. Patrick's is a day bartenders can always take to the bank, but when it falls on a Friday... well, that's just the perfect storm. May we all be blessed with a pot o'gold at the end of our shift tonight!


Below, the classic Irish shooter, which, I imagine, most regular readers of this blog have experienced. Today's the perfect day to try one if you haven't, or, hell, even if you have.

The Irish Car Bomb

Pour a half-pint of Guiness into a pint glass
In a 1.5 oz shot glass, pour an ounce of Jameson's Irish Whiskey.
Slowly float Bailey's Irish Cream on top until shot glass is full.

Drop the shot glass into the pint glass holding the Guiness (try not to splash it on bystanders), and chug before the Bailey's turns into cement.