St. Patrick’s Day Sips, Snacks & Style

shamrock-the-station-atlantic-station-2015-bannerIf you’re local in Atlanta, the GO-TO spot for the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day is Shamrock The Station, in Atlantic Station. We’re talking, bring the whole fam for face painting, cookie decorating and a whole pot of gold kinda fun!  And, if you’re a foodie, you’re in luck.  Literally! Check out the food and drink specials from Meehan’s and The Pig and the Pearl Smokehouse and Raw Bar….

Meehan’s St. Patrick’s Day Drink Specials:

  • Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks for $6
  • 32 oz beer for $11 and $9 refill in Meehan’s Cup
  • Car Bombs and O Bombs for $7
  • Clover Cosmo : Absolut Citron + Cranberry $7
  • Leprechaun Libation : Absolut, Pineapple, Splash Melon Liquor $7
  • Shot of Jack Fire $7
  • $13 double cocktail $11 refill in Meehan’s Cup

Chef Todd Richards from The Pig & The Pearl Smokehouse and Raw Bar will be featuring his famous Smoked Corned Beef Brisket and crispy Brussels sprouts with a mustard jus. Can I get a yum, yum, y’all? He’s promised me the recipe…..stay tuned.

Chef Todd's Brisket

Chef Todd’s Brisket

Pig & The Pearl is 0pen Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday from 11:30am-10pm

Fridays & Saturdays 11:30 am-11 pm

Shamrock The Station fun!

Shamrock The Station fun!

Face painting for the kids

Face painting for the kiddos

outside view of ShamRock Station

Next up, the world’s favorite Irish beer, GUINNESS.  Guinness has recently launched GuinnessHooley.com – Hooley being an Irish word for ‘party’ – (like, duh!) where Guinness fans of legal drinking age can find great cocktail and food recipes and beer pairings.

Guinness

On St. Patrick’s Day, over 13 million pints of Guinness are enjoyed around the world. From the iconic stout to the recently released Guinness Blonde American Lager, there is a Guinness beer for everyone this St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness Blonde American Lager, brings together American and Guinness brewing techniques for a distinctly awesome, Guinness beer.  What better combo than black with blonde, right?  So, check out this modern version of a half and half.

Guinness Black & Blonde

  • 10 oz. Guinness Blonde American Lager
  • 10 oz. Guinness Draught

And, my new favorite bourbon is Bulleit.  Check this cocktail out– guaranteed to put a little green hair on your chest….Or get you some green beads.  Wait, Mardi Gras is over.  OK, it’s really good, just take my word for it.  It’s called the Wilde Oscar for a reason….

Wilde Oscar

  • 1 oz. Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • .5 oz. Rich Simple Syrup
  • Dash of Botanical Bitters

Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube. This cocktail is also delicious when made with the signature Guinness Draught. Garnish with a large orange peel and maraschino cherry.

In its third consecutive year partnering with The Leary Firefighters Foundation, Guinness is continuing its support for local firefighters nationwide by trying to raise $1 million by St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness celebrates those who are Made of More and go above and beyond to help their communities without the expectation of anything in return such as firefighters. Day in and day out, firefighters make tremendous sacrifices for the betterment of others and embody the same spirit and character founder Arthur Guinness instilled into the brand more than 250 years ago.

From now until St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness is raising money for local firefighters with the release of limited-edition firefighter-inspired t-shirts available for a $20 donation at www.GuinnessGivesBack.com. All net proceeds go towards The Leary Firefighters Foundation in support of firefighters nationwide.

Guinness Blonde Logo Now it’s time to get down with some of Ireland’s most delicious and cool products, y’all.  They’re from The Irish Store.

The Irish Store Logo

This afternoon, it felt like Christmas, because a massive box with The Irish Store’s USA Deluxe Family Breakfast Hamper arrived on my door step.  OMG.  It’s filled with just a few of my favorite things– namely, sausage, bacon, cheese and Irish butter.  Can anyone say Bulletproof coffee???

Check it out! Pop in the promo code when you order it and you get the 20% discount from $189.95 to $151.95.  Deal!

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The Basket Includes, (in addition to the 2lbs of Irish sausages…

  •          1 lbs Cocktail Sausages
  •          2 8oz Black Pudding
  •          2 8oz White Pudding
  •          3 8oz Irish Bacon
  •          1 Pack of Scones
  •          1 x 8oz of Irish Butter
  •          1 Box of Barry’s Gold Blend Tea
  •          1 Jar of Irish Jam
  •          1 Kerrygold Cheese (7oz)

And, now let’s get into some cool style for your St. Patrick’s Day party…The Irish Store is offering gorgeous jewelry and yummy knitwear….

Marcasite & Connemara Marble Celtic Cross – Now $99.95, with 20% promo code discount: $79.95

Marcasite & Connemara Marble Celtic CrossSterling Silver Trinity Knot Half Pearl Pendant – Now $74.95, with promo code: $59.95

Sterling Silver Trinity Knot Half Pearl PendantNATURAL Medium Ladies Hooded Zip Coat – Now $99.95, with 20% promo code discount: $79.95

NATURAL Medium Ladies Hooded Zip Coat
So, here’s wishing for your favorite Leprechaun to bestow some presents that will last long after the Green Beer runs out!  Remember, drink responsibly and have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day!

**This was a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. 

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