Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 14th, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  St Patty’s on a Saturday! Double trouble.  If you are working, please keep your guests in line and encourage good choices! 

Consider taking the T.I.P.S. course.  It’s about responsible serving.  There are live classes around the country, but you can do it online at tipsalcohol.com  Its only $40.

Let’s talk Irish Whiskey!  The first thing to know about Irish Whisky is that it is spelled with the “e”, as is generally done for American whiskeys.  One way to remember which have the “e” and which don’t is:

  • Countries that have E's in their names (UnitEd StatEs and IrEland) tend to spell it whiskEy (plural whiskeys)
  • Countries without E's in their names (Canada, Scotland, and Japan) spell it whisky (plural whiskies)

We talk Irish Whiskey this week with Teeling Irish Whiskey.

Cocktail of the Week:

Irish Coffee

  • 1 ½ oz Irish Whiskey
  • 4 oz Strong Black Coffee
  • Lightly Whipped Heavy Cream
  • Grated Nutmeg

Our Sponsor this week is Shaker and Spoon Cocktail Club.  They’ll send you a box each month with everything you need to make 4 portions of 3 different craft cocktails, (except the booze), you just need to buy one bottle...with everything in the box, you can make the 3 different drinks.  The box for March was called “Kiss Me I’m Whiskey!” for St. Patrick’s day. Hazel did a cocktail party with that box with some non-bartender friends and did it as a FB Live event. You can still see those videos on the Bartender Journey FB page.  


Use the coupon code “bartenderjourney” at Shaker and Spoon Cocktail Club for $20 off!


Book of the Week:

The Whiskeys of Ireland


Toast of the Week:

May the leprechauns be near you,

to spread luck along the way,

And may all the Irish angels smile upon you

On St. Patrick’s Day

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