Irish Spring

St.-Patricks-Day-Drink-and-DIYMy favorite season is spring, and St. Patrick’s Day, coming up this Monday, symbolizes for many that spring has indeed sprung. St. Paddy’s Day is kind of a big deal here in NYC, where we start celebrating days before by wearing green outfits and reveling at all the local pubs. I am not a big drinker, but this year I’ve decided to host some festivities and hone my bartending skills, giving me the perfect excuse to try out some Quinoa Vodka. I realize vodka isn’t exactly guinness or irish whiskey, but it still captures to holiday ‘spirit’. So, while perusing the aisles at my local wine and spirits shop, I came across Fair Quinoa Vodka. If you’re into the green lifestyle, you’re probably familiar with quinoa, the wonder-carb. It has high quality protein, riboflavin, is relatively low in calories, and is gluten free.

Fair-Vodka-DIY-St.-Patricks-DayI’ve rounded-up a few of my favorites to try from Fair Quinoa Vodka: Fairly Modest MuleVesperLemondrop,The Smokey Pueblo. I’ve also experimented with the Capachabra concoction as seen above, and am planning to add Shamrock Straw Toppers as decor for a nod to Saint Patrick’s Day (See above and below for DIY).

Ingredients – Capachabra
– 2 oz FAIR Vodka
– Splash of Sanpelegrino Blood orange water
– Lime zeste on top

DIY – Shamrock Straw Toppers
Materials: Card stock, Scissors, Bendable drinking straws in green
– Cut card stock into 5-inch squares.
– Fold each square in half diagonally, creating a triangle, and then fold in half once more to make a smaller triangle. Trim off outer points as indicated.
– Unfold paper halfway, as shown. Cut a small V at the bottom, in the center.
– Unfold shamrock, and crease diagonally, reversing the direction of the fold; repeat to make another diagonal crease. Slide card-stock shamrock onto one end of a green straw. Make a wish, and have a sip!

So, I am curious, is St. Patty’s Day as a big of a deal in your town? Will you be celebrating?

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5 thoughts on “Irish Spring

  1. As an Irish woman in NYC, I guess it’s as big as it gets. ALthough I tend to hide in the corner of a quiet pub, and go home early, just as mayhem hits! Happy St Patrick’s Day! Quinoa vodka sounds very interesting and will go over well, I’m sure.

  2. Yes, we are hitting the local festivities…at a bar right across the street from our house, lol. A vodka that is good for your health..we’ll have to try it out! Have a happy St. Patty’s day.

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