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5 Tips to enjoy your St Patrick’s Day at home

Posted By Shane McCarthy on March 16, 2020

If you are undecided on what to do for St Patrick’s week, below are some helpful tips to embrace your spare time with a True taste of Ireland at Home.

First off, grab yourself a fine selection of fresh Independent Irish Beers from our good friends over at Honest Brew – HERE. These juicy fridge fillers all come from Independent Irish suppliers direct to your door.


Don’t drink beer? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Tip No. 2 brings us over to the great online Irish Spirits selection at IrishMalts.com to stock up with your favorite selection of Irish Gins, Whiskeys and Poitin.


Maybe alcohol isn’t quite your thing and you are looking for some downtime to enjoy the best of contemporary Irish reading and entertainment while at home? Tip No. 3 leads us on to some excellent magazine and podcast suggestions. Check out these unmissable reads in Irish Whiskey Magazine, and once you are done digesting all the mind-blowing material in the magazines, get yourself tuned into the podcast world of PotStill Radio


If you have slowly made your way through all of the above, and are wanting that little bit extra to finish off your evening with a touch of Irishness at home, dust off the baking trays and get ready for Tip No. 4. Next up, we have a recipe your ultimate Imperial Irish Stout – Brownie;

Ingredients:

· Dry Ingredient Mixture:

· 1 cup all-purpose flour

· 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa power

· 1/2 teaspoon salt

· Chocolate Mixture:

· 6 tablespoons butter (cut into cubes)

· 8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate (chopped; may substitute extra-dark chocolate chips)

· Half a cup of crushed Walnuts

· 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

· Eggs and Sugar Mixture:

· 4 large eggs (at room temperature)

· 1 cup granulated white sugar

· Final Additions:

· 1 cup/8 ounces – Imperial Irish Stout (suggested – White Hag’s – Black Boar)

· 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Best served with a fresh scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


Final Tip No. 5, give your favorite Irish relative a call that you haven’t spoken too in ages, and catch-up on a long Irish-styled call before finishing up your ultimate Paddy’s Day at Home.

Stay safe, Stay Well.

Team ICB