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We belles have been on the job again…doing a bit of cocktailing and writing about it…because that’s what we do!  This time we were doing a bit of prep for our favorite reason to celebrate March…good ole St. Paddy’s Day!  Who doesn’t love a day when everyone gets to pretend to have at least a wee bit of Irish blood…and (more importantly) have a great excuse to sample the spirits of the “Emerald Isle”?

While one of us has some true Irish blood…the other sure acts like it!  Our stubborn streaks had us cozied up to the bar at Connolly’s Irish Pub on a recent Tuesday night (purely for work, of course) until we found an Irish cocktail or two that tickled our fancy and made others green with envy. The Irish take their drinking very seriously…as do we. We found a couple of good ones for ya…


The “Irish Breakfast”…of course the Irish would have a liquid breakfast option! Jameson and buttershots in one glass (buttery, syrupy, hearty goodness); orange juice (fresh, citrusy and a good dose of vitamin c) in another. It’s like an Irish IHOP in a glass!! And who doesn’t like a little breakfast for dinner…or cocktails?


Next up, we asked for a “Bushmills Irish Buck.” While not on the regular bar menu, Chelsey and Jaime were happy to accommodate. Chilled Bushmills Irish Whiskey, ginger ale, and fresh lime combine to create a delightfully sippable elixir…sans ice (no dilution here)! Balancing the burn of the whiskey, the tang of the lime and the sharpness of the ginger make this a cozy cocktail that won’t weigh you down.

Bonus!!  Tuesday is Trivia Night, creating a fun, slightly competitive atmosphere. It’s a great idea unless you are with someone who refuses to leave until they win (ahem, petite belle). We (finally) made our exit with a jig in our step and twinkle in our eyes. Now we know why Irish eyes are always smilin’.

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