But if you prefer hosting your own St. Patrick’s Day shindig, may we suggest an appropriate libation or two?
Cocktail wunderkind David Wondrich suggests foregoing the ceremonial greenifying of a drink using crème de menthe or green Chartreuse and instead Irishing up a classic Manhattan recipe. Incorporate Irish whiskey, Italian vermouth and a dash of orange bitters for a decidedly not-green-hued Emerald.
Junior Merino, the self-proclaimed Liquid Chef, shakes up a Pot O’ Gold using G’Vine gin (the grape-based gin), Midori, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup and basil leaves. Garnish with a basil leaf and (lucky!) gooseberry coins.
Or just keep things simple with a Black Velvet: Guinness. Champagne. Need we say more?