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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  • March 14, 2013 - 1:29 am

    Heidi - 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

  • March 14, 2013 - 7:33 am

    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl - 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

  • March 14, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - Why am I not there again?ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Monet - 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

  • March 14, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough - Oh, this is DEFINITELY happening this weekend. Yum.ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2013 - 11:19 am

    shelly (cookies and cups) - I just had my first whiskey smash a few weeks ago! Love the mint in this one..I’ll totally make this!ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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

  • March 14, 2013 - 2:07 pm

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

  • March 14, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Michelle Collins - 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

  • March 14, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    Amanda - Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!!ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - Super un-classy is sometimes the best way 😉ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2013 - 4:53 pm

    Andrew Frishman - 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

  • March 14, 2013 - 5:51 pm

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

  • March 14, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    Michelle Collins - 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

  • March 15, 2013 - 9:26 am

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

  • March 15, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Joanne - 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

  • March 15, 2013 - 10:38 am

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

  • March 15, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    Diane Foster Schmidt - looks yummy!ReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Lora @cakeduchess - 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

  • March 19, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    Alison Lewis - LOVE THESE!ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2013 - 3:12 am

    Jenny @ BAKE - Sounds like a brilliant party! your photographs are beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • March 22, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats - Love the mint + lemon with whiskey. Mint makes almost any drink better.ReplyCancel

  • March 24, 2013 - 2:24 am

    A Thought For Food « Blog Lovin’ « OHMYDALIA – bringing blogs together - […] I recently came across A Thought About Food on Pinterest when I came across the recipe for the Irish Whiskey Smash. I had a gin smash the other day at Maude’s and have been totally obsessed. So thanks Brian, […]ReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    A Thought For Food : testrealm - […] I recently came across A Thought About Food on Pinterest when I came across the recipe for the Irish Whiskey Smash. I had a gin smash the other day at Maude’s and have been totally obsessed. So thanks Brian, […]ReplyCancel

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