Top 12 St. Patrick’s Day Food & Drink Traditions
This year, we’re excited about some great local food and drink to compliment the traditional Irish favorites.
Our Favorite Irish Foods
- Leg of lamb. Unlike here in America, this is the special food you’re most likely to see on Irish tables for the holiday. We carry lamb from local North Star Sheep Farms to make your dinner extra special.
- Fresh seafood. Whatever the fresh catch is on the coast of Ireland is a staple for dinner tables year round and especially on St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve got seafood right off the boat. Try this recipe for Irish Fish Chowder and Soda Bread.
- Can’t overlook the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner? We make our own house-special corned beef from local Pineland Farms cuts that you can pick up at our butcher’s counter.
Our Favorite Irish Whiskeys
- Greenspot – Arguably Ireland’s finest whiskey… $59.99
- Redbreast – A complex fruit & nut aroma gives way to toasted wood taste,12 yr… $64.99
- Black Bush – Incredibly smooth and delicious… $32.99
- Jameson Caskmates – One of our favorite new items, long finish…$33.99
St. Paddy’s Cocktails
- Irish Flag…..served as a shot. Layered, the colors of Ireland: Green creme de Menthe, Licor 43, Bailey’Irish Cream. (You can use Grand Marnier instead of Licor 43, but we like the vanilla, spice flavors.)
- Shamrock Cocktail: A little twist with melon; Shake Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, vodka, bitters and a splash of midori. Shake and pour into martini glass straight up, add twist of lemon.
- Irish Coffee: Pair freshly brewed coffee with the Irish whiskey of your choice and top with whipped cream. Add shaved dark chocolate.
Best St. Patrick’s Day Beer
- Guinness, A holiday classic. If not at your local Irish Pub, we’ve got you covered with pint cans that have a widget that forces nitrogen into the beer to create the signature, creamy head; or the newer draught bottles.
- Want to go local? Maine’s craft brewers are turning more than a few heads with some amazing stouts. Try Rising Tide’s Ursa Minor, or add a Belgian twist with Allagash Black.