…is tomorrow, and did you know the man wasn’t even Irish? He was likely born in Wales, and some sources say England, but in any case, he’s an immigrant who made a difference.
After all, he drove out the snakes and what? That’s not true either?
Well whatever he did I’m sure it was great, because he, in a long and convoluted road, brought us green beer and a drinking holiday in the middle of the March doldrums.
No doubt it’ll be standing room only at places like the Old Triangle, the Celtic Corner, Durty Nelly’s and Finbars–after all, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day (except, as I mentioned, the sainted Patrick himself).
So in honour of his big day, I’m gonna knock back a quart of Kelly’s (for a touch of the old Blarney) and start a fight with some Protestants.
Nah, I kid. I’ll cook something Irish and delightful sounding, like neeps and tatties, or even better, I’ll whip up an Irish Coffee.
Here’s Joe Sheridan’s original Irish Coffee recipe (and remember you have to have one of those footed glass mugs for this)
To one cup of coffee, add 1 and 1/2 tsp of sugar, and shot of Irish Whisky (Jameson’s for me, please!). Stir, then using the back of your spoon, pour cream slowly so that it floats on top.
Now that is no blarney.

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