Three More Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

Send your celebration over the top with Kaldi’s Coffee and Browne’s Irish Marketplace.

Sure, Guinness and whiskey are the most popular St. Patrick’s Day drinks, but we still need our daily dose of caffeine. Start your day with an Irish kick, courtesy of these recipes from Kaldi’s Coffee.

Traditional Irish coffee

1.5 ounces Redbreast Irish whiskey

3 ounces hot coffee

1.25 ounces fresh cream

1 teaspoon of brown sugar or 1oz brown sugar simple syrup

.5 ounces fernet

Instructions: Combine whiskey, coffee, simple syrup and fernet. Heat slowly and, when hot, top with fresh cream.

Non-alcoholic iced Irish toddy

8-10 ounces of toddy cold brew coffee

1.5 ounces of fresh mint simple syrup

2.5 ounces of milk or heavy cream

Instructions: Fill 16-ounce glass full of ice. Add toddy cold brew coffee to ice, then fresh mint simple syrup. Pour those ingredients into cocktail shaker, and shake for 5-10 seconds. Pour shaken beverage back into glass, then add a layer of milk or cream on top. For a unique level of texture, combine all ingredients including milk then shake with cocktail shaker.

If you’re still trying to decide where to post up for the 43rd Annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we have a suggestion: Browne’s Irish Marketplace.

The company was founded in KC back in 1887 and claims the title of the oldest Irish business in North America. Naturally it’s going all out, offering an Irish breakfast of rashers, bangers, grilled potatoes, tomatoes, beans, Browne’s soda bread and toast 7 – 11:30 a.m. Stock up on gear for the parade, which starts at 11 a.m., and then noon – 4 p.m. the Westport spot is serving its Irish lunch special of shepherd’s pie, Irish potato soup, corn beef sandwiches, Guinness brats and more.

Wherever you go, remember to wear green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!