St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day Drinks

It’s Time for St. Pat’s!

leprechaunHere at Dirt Cheap, there are few days that get our excitement up like the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Honestly, we start our St. Patrick’s Day countdown on March 18th of each year… a full year’s worth of calendar watching & anticipation.

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches this year, I thought I’d share a little about the day itself… why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Also, I thought I’d share with you some ideas on fun drink ideas, celebrations, and also, remind you that Dirt Cheap IS your one-stop party shop for all things related to FUN!

What is St. Patrick’s Day Anyway

In short, St. Patrick’s Day is the day of recognition given to St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland (March 17th).

Although not born in Ireland, St. Patrick was noted as having a profound impact on the people and the society of the country itself. There are numerous legends regarding St. Patrick as well. He has been credited as having led all of the snakes away from Ireland, which is the reason Ireland has no snakes. He was also reported to have used a shamrock in one of his teaching parables… a reason we associate the clover-shaped object with St. Patrick’s Day.

If you’re a history buff, and want to read more about the Patron Saint of Ireland, here’s a link to his page on Wikipedia. It’s probably all you’d ever want to know!

How Can I Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Guinness-LogoIf you’re from St. Louis you probably already know this, but our town has one of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and parades to be found anywhere! St. Louis’ “Dogtown” neighborhood is historically Irish, and to this day offers one of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in all the land.

All you need to do is pick up a fresh supply of Guinness or Jameson’s Irish Whiskey from one of you convenient Dirt Cheap locations, and you’re all set to head to the parade!

What Drinks Can Help Me Celebrate?

61d22c2633f29aed35959796016f37daSo, maybe Irish Whiskey, Guinness, and green beer aren’t your thing. What to do?

Allow me to offer you some ideas on how to liven up your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with this awesome list of cocktail recipes that are sure to make this year a celebration to remember.

Click this link and discover 17 cocktail recipes that I believe make total sense to try out this year… now, if I could just remember where you might be able to stock up on supplies to make all these delicious possibilities…

Remember, no matter what… have fun, but be careful out there!


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