it’s almost ..

seven days until st. patrick’s day makes its annual appearance. and the my world turns a hue of green.

allow me to dig through the archives, and uncover a few favorites ..

st patricks //

a tutorial on green beer, of course.

st patricks //

an irish flag-inspired manicure.

st patricks //

a cocktail recipe for the irish red.

st patricks //

step-by-step instructions + pictures for baked reuben cups; everything you love about a reuben sandwich, but in a more bite-sized package.

“May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire“

- an old irish proverb.

yes, another. they’re quite clever those irishmen.

happy monday.

‘kiss me I’m Irish’ week: the irish red.

I enjoy beer. some people do not. and sometimes I’m just in the mood for something with a little more kick. so, on st. patrick’s day if your beverage craving goes beyond {green beer} ..I have a great party starter for you.

meet the irish red.

the irish red: whiskey drinking. perfect for st patricks day.the ingredients.

the ingredients

I, of course, used a {not-so-dainty} glass for this cocktail. specifically, the margarita glass.

not so dainty stemware collection: margarita glass

the steps.

the steps

the steps

the steps

the steps

the steps

the steps

the steps

the irish red. using irish whiskey and ginger beer

makes 1 cocktail.

2 oz [2 parts] Irish whiskey [I used Jameson’s].
3 oz [3 parts] ginger beer [I cannot get enough of this stuff].
1 oz [1 part] lime juice [I used bottle, but you can use freshly squeezed].
splash of grenadine.
limes [for garnish].


  1. build the cocktail, over ice, in a separate glass. add 2 oz irish whiskey3 oz ginger beer. 1 oz lime juice. and a splash of grenadine.
  2. stir and strain into your cocktail glass.
  3. garnish with a lime wheel, if you please.
  4. enjoy!

the irish red: whiskey, ginger beer, grenadine, lime juice. cocktailhappy hump day!