Irish Whiskey Smash

Eric and I have lived in South Boston (known as “Southie” in these parts) for a number of years and have grown to love the character of the neighborhood.  Take, for instance, the local St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  It’s not classy by any means… but it’s a heck of a lot of fun.  People are cheerful (ok, they’re tipsy) and everyone hangs out on the street.  It’s one giant party.  We typically start the day with a big brunch (mimosas and sometimes stronger concoctions are consumed) and then we make our way through apartments (this is where we stumble into a party thrown at our friend’s cousin’s coworker’s brother’s place).  By around five, we’ve had it and the group scrounges up a bit of food for an early dinner.  Bed soon follows.

As I said, it’s not classy.  But we have a great time.  This year, though, we’ll actually be heading up north to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday, but we’ll be thinking of our friends and neighbors in Southie, who I am sure will be having a blast.  Maybe they’ll mix up this Irish Whiskey Smash in honor of the holiday.

Get the Irish Whiskey Smash recipe over at The Boys Club. 

 

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  • HeidiMarch 14, 2013 - 1:29 am

    Whiskey, vodka and jaegermeister are my three libations of choice. Given the holiday, I will be happy to consume the first. Hopping over to get the recipe now.ReplyCancel

  • Liz @ The Lemon BowlMarch 14, 2013 - 7:33 am

    I love your perfect description of St. Patrick’s Day in Southie. It’s not classy but it”s fun. Lots of good memories. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Bev @ Bev CooksMarch 14, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Why am I not there again?ReplyCancel

  • MonetMarch 14, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Of course you would share something delicious that I can’t have! Thankfully, I’ll be able to indulge NEXT St. Patrick’s day. I’ll be saving this lovely post for then. I hope you have a great weekend celebrating your mother-in-law’s birthday (70 is a big one!). Hugs and love, sweet friend!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus DoughMarch 14, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Oh, this is DEFINITELY happening this weekend. Yum.ReplyCancel

  • shelly (cookies and cups)March 14, 2013 - 11:19 am

    I just had my first whiskey smash a few weeks ago! Love the mint in this one..I’ll totally make this!ReplyCancel

  • JulieDMarch 14, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous!! I have never had a whiskey smash before…now I must!ReplyCancel

  • Brandon @ Kitchen KonfidenceMarch 14, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Happy St. Patty’s Day to the two of you! This drink looks sooo good :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle CollinsMarch 14, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    There’s no shame in not being classy. ;) I’ve actually yet to experience Southie on St. Patrick’s Day, but we plan to head that way this year. I’d love to experience it!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaMarch 14, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel @ Baked by RachelMarch 14, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    Super un-classy is sometimes the best way ;)ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanMarch 14, 2013 - 4:53 pm

    Mmmm… I LOVES me some Irish Whiskey, especially when I (I mean it!) get smashed

    “No hay whisky malo. Sólo hay algunos whiskies que no son tan buenos como los demás. ”
    – Raymond ChandlerReplyCancel

  • EileenMarch 14, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Hey, who needs classy on St. Patrick’s Day? Although this drink does count as pretty classy in my book! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle CollinsMarch 14, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    There’s no shame in not being classy. ;) I’ve actually yet to experience Southie on St. Patrick’s Day, but we plan to head that way this year. I’d love to experience it, at least once!ReplyCancel

  • GourmantineMarch 15, 2013 - 9:26 am

    I think this may be the only way I may actually like whiskey…ReplyCancel

  • JoanneMarch 15, 2013 - 10:38 am

    I went to a Dropkick Murphys concert one year on St. Patty’s day in Boston and it was THE.BEST. No one does it better than Beantowners! I’ve never had an Irish whiskey smash but it sounds like an awesome cocktail!!ReplyCancel

  • TidyMomMarch 15, 2013 - 10:38 am

    looks like the perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy’s day!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Foster SchmidtMarch 15, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    looks yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Lora @cakeduchessMarch 17, 2013 - 11:32 am

    I tasted some wonderful Irish whiskey yesterday and thought of you! Your drink is beautiful…almost too pretty to drink (almost;) Cheers and enjoy the day xxReplyCancel

  • Alison LewisMarch 19, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    LOVE THESE!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny @ BAKEMarch 21, 2013 - 3:12 am

    Sounds like a brilliant party! your photographs are beautiful!ReplyCancel

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    Love the mint + lemon with whiskey. Mint makes almost any drink better.ReplyCancel

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