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National Oyster Day, Ireland Has Some Of The Finest! A Recipe For Raw Oysters With Bloody Mary Shooters.

Donal Skehan has a delicious recipe for raw oysters with Bloody Mary shooters. It includes a shallot mignonette along the side of the dish. Serves 8 24 raw oysters, shucked open fresh seaweed and crushed ice, to serve For the shallot mignonette: 4 tablespoons finely minced shallots 50ml (1/5 cup)white wine vinegar 50ml (1/5 cup) […]

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Celebrate National Coffee Milkshake Day With this Whisky Irish Coffee Chocolate Milkshakes!

The originator of this recipe created it in honor of her grandmother because it combined all of her favorite things: chocolate, coffee and whiskey.  When then temperature rises a cool drink always hits the spot!  Enjoy!! Ingredients 4 ounces dark chocolate (about 60%), 6 scoops coffee ice cream 2 tablespoons milk 1 ounce Irish whisky […]

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Try A Wild Irish Daiquiri On National Daiquiri Day!

Here is a great recipe for an Irish Daiquiri that looks easy and delicious.   A two minute cocktail is right up my alley.  My only problem will be finding the original Irish ingredients.  I am sure I can get blueberries in season here, but not sure if I can find the Apple syrup.  Let […]

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In The Mood For Something Frosty, Fruity, Creamy And Sweet? You’re In Luck! Bailey’s Cool Raspberry

As the summer heats up, we need a little relief from the heat and this looks refreshing and easy! Don’t forget this is an alcoholic drink, not for kids!   Ingredients: 2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream 6-8 Rasberries (I would freeze a few of them) Crushed Ice Directions: 1. Muddle a few raspberries on the […]

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Celebrate Independence With An Irish- American Twist!

Last St. Patrick’s Day I was looking at the beer choices to celebrate and noticed a new one:  Guinness Blonde.   I decided to pick up a few and found that they were really good.  I prefer lagers over stouts, but will have a Guinness at the local Irish pubs if it is on tap. […]

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Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups….

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.”  By Alex Levine. As we start the weekend we should always be worried about nutrition and covering the major food groups. Not sure these are listed on any other healthy menus. Depending on the weather an iced […]

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National Iced Tea Day, But How Do The Irish Drink Their Tea?

I drink iced tea by the pitcherful in the all year round.  I like strong tea and it is probably my Irish heritage that contributed that taste (among other things). The Tea Junction, Main Street N67, Ballyvaughan, Province of Munster, Ireland Ireland has, for a long time, been one of the biggest per-capita consumer of […]

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As the Summer Starts To Heat Up, Here Is A Frozen Irish Cream Drink To Cool You Off!

This is my kind of recipe: Prep time 5 minutes!!  As we heat up in the summer what could be better than a frozen Irish Cream drink!!  Use your favorite Irish cream liquor and don’t forget this is an adult beverage.  I think a little vanilla ice cream mixed in sounds even better. Top it […]

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20 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Guinness!

20 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Guinness 1. The color of Guinness is not brown or black; its official color is deep ruby red. 2. Would you believe it: 10 million glasses of Guinness are sold every day around the world. 3. Guinness was one of the first trademark-protected products ever. According to […]

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Revisit 1983 in this commercial for “Shamrock Shakes” from McDonald’s

Check out this McDonald’s “Shamrock Shake” commercial from 1983. It feels like a comedy watching it 32 years later but I guess it must have worked since they are still serving them up around St. Patrick’s Day each and every year. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Video from The Museum of Classic Chicago Television, visit their […]

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