As luck would have it, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Thirsty Thursday this year, which gives you an abundance of leprechaun-inspired sips with which to celebrate. These limited-time libations push green beer and Guinness out of the way to make room for Irish whiskey, elderflower liqueur, matcha, Irish cream and Luck of the Irish sprinkles. Make the most of this festive Friday eve and weekend celebration with all these options below in all their Emerald Isle-inspired brilliance.
BOSTON BURGER CO. — LEPRECHAUN TRAP FRAPPE
Get your hands on this Leprechaun Trap Freak Frappe at Boston Burger Co. This Irish cream frappe is topped with a Boston cream pie cake bomb, Lucky Charms, rainbow lollipop and chocolate gold coins. It’s the perfect attention-grabbing treat with which to tempt any diminutive, supernatural dudes that may be making mischief, so order one and see if you can get your wish granted.
CATALYST — THE IRISH GARDEN
With higher temps on the horizon, you can give your festive St. Patrick’s Day sipper a springy twist at Catalyst with The Irish Garden. Made with Double Barrel Glendalough Irish Whiskey, yellow chartreuse, elderflower liqueur, lemon, cardamom bitters, house herb oil, syrup honey, absinthe spray and a dill garnish, this aromatic cocktail will give you all the warm(er) weather vibes.
GRILL 23 & BAR — BELFAST MULE
Enjoy a twist on the Moscow Mule at Grill 23 & Bar this St. Patrick’s Day. In honor of the holiday, the Back Bay steakhouse is offering the Belfast Mule, made with Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Amaro Nonino, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, angostura, and lime served in a high ball with ice and a lemon rind as garnish.
THE GODFREY HOTEL’S LOBBY BAR — TROPICAL SHAMROCK
Get to The Godfrey Hotel — smack dab in the middle of Downtown Crossing — to try their fun, unique St. Paddy’s day cocktails, crafted by mixologist Cassie Stockbridge. There’s the Tropical Shamrock made with Rum Haven Coconut Water Rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, garnished with green maraschino cherry and cocktail umbrella or the Misty Mint made with green creme de menthe, Don Q Cristal rum, garnished with candy peppermint. Whichever one you try, you really can’t go wrong.
HONEYCOMB CREAMERY — IRISH CREAM FRAPPE
Cantabrigians, get an extra little spring in your step all month long with Honeycomb Creamery‘s Irish Cream Frappe. This souped up milkshake features Honeycomb Creamery Irish cream ice cream (made with a splash of Irish whiskey) blended with coffee and milk, hot fudge drizzle and topped with chocolate whipped cream and Luck of the Irish sprinkles.
THE INDUSTRY — MAGICALLY DELICIOUS
The Industry in Adams Village has two charming bevvies from which to choose: the Magically Delicious, made with vanilla vodka, chocolate and mint liqueurs, whipped cream and rainbow charm marshmallows and the Shamrock Martini, made with vanilla vodka, chocolate and mint liquor with a chocolate swirl. Take your pick for a festive and tasty time.
KING’ S DINING & ENTERTAINMENT — DUBLIN HURRICANE & SHAMROCK SHAKEN
There’s no such thing as too much green at Kings’ Dining & Entertainment’s Green Out. All MA locations of the bowling alley/arcade/restaurant will feature specialty cocktails like this Dublin Hurricane (made with Van Gogh espresso vodka, Bailey’s, creme de menthe green, ice cream, topped with whipped cream) and Shamrock Shaken (made with Van Gogh espresso vodka, Bailey’s, creme de menthe green, ice cream, topped with whipped cream), green beer and a chance for you to win some green with their green pin randomly dropped during bowling games giving out $50 gift cards for each winner. Don’t miss out on this lucky opportunity!
LINCOLN TAVERN — ESPRESSO ON CRAIC
Combine your love for espresso with your St. Paddy’s Day pride at Lincoln with their Espresso on Craic martini. Made with clod brew, Guinness and hazelnut liqueur this beauty packs a punch and will be available throughout the week along with their week-long line-up of St. Patrick’s Day events (take a peek at all the different activities here).
LUCKY’S LOUNGE —LEPRECHAUN FUEL
Follow the rainbow underground to Lucky’s Lounge in Fort Point for a St. Patrick’s Day filled with music and liquid luck. The Seaport speakeasy will be playing music from 1:00-9:00p. Quench your thirst on the dance floor with this Leprechaun Fuel, made with made with Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau, matcha green tea, Celsius sparkling peach mango, lemon and mint.
NAUTILUS PIER 4 — SHAMROCK SHAKE
Celebrate one of Boston’s favorite holidays with this Shamrock Shake at Nautilus Pier 4. Only available on Thursday, March 17th, this cocktail made with vodka, mint simple syrup, green creme de menthe, vanilla ice cream, Bailey’s whipped cream — might be too good to share. Head over to the Seaport right on the waterfront for some lively music and tasty coastal-leaning eats.
OFFSUIT — MAKE LIKE A TREE
The team at Offsuit, the cozy, underground cocktail bar in the Leather District, is putting their spin on St. Patrick’s Day cocktails with special drinks featuring Teeling Irish whiskey. From Thursday, March 17th until Saturday, March 19th, you can sample three cocktails like this Make Like A Tree, made with Teeling Irish whiskey, toasted coconut, Midori, pineapple and lime. Go hunting for their unmarked door (call, don’t knock) and hopefully you’ll get lucky and find this inventive little speakeasy.
SUMIAO HUNAN KITCHEN — MATCHA COLADA
Not a fan of corned beef and cabbage? Why not add some Sichuan pepper to the mix at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, with dishes like chili chicken, beef on fire and spicy Kung Pao shrimp. And don’t worry if you think you can’t handle the heat, you can cool off with their festive Matcha Colada made with tequila, coconut, matcha, ginger, pineapple and lime.
YELLOW DOOR TAQUERIA — COCONUT BASIL CHARITY MARG
Yellow Door Taqueria is combining some of the most delicious elements of Irish and Mexican traditions with their Coconut Basil Charity Marg. Available from Thursday, March 17th through Sunday, March 20th this bevvy is made with silver tequila, coconut puree, fresh lime juice, agave, basil. garnished with fresh basil leaf and toasted coconut. For every drink sold, $1 will be donated to Claddagh Fund founded by the band Dropkick Murphys, which raises money for underfunded non-profit organizations that support vulnerable communities.