With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, bars and restaurants all around Chicago are gearing up for the festive celebration of all things Irish with some delicious Slane Irish Whiskey Irish Coffee cocktails. Since the early 17th century every March 17th has been observed as St. Patrick’s Day as a nod to the life of Saint Patrick, the most well-known patron saint of Ireland.
“Slane Irish Whiskey has a smooth yet robust flavor profile thanks to its triple cask maturation which combines Virgin Oak, Seasoned American Whiskey and Oloroso Casks,” explains Slane co-founder Alex Conyngham. “The resulting complexity makes it an intriguing match for the intensity and depth of flavor found in specialty coffee which is why bringing them together in a cocktail such as an Irish coffee works so well.”
The village of Slane in County Meath, Ireland holds a unique place in the history of St. Patrick’s Day. In 433 AD, Patrick climbed the Hill of Slane and lit the fire before the High King. This act of defiance is the reason on March 17th we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Raise a glass of Slane Irish Whiskey and try these creative and classic twists on the Irish Coffee while making a toast to Patrick’s defiance at these spots in the Windy City. Sláinte!
Serving Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood since 1986, Harrigan’s is an authentic Irish pub, boasting an owner and staff who hail from the “Auld Sod” and know how to do Irish hospitality right.
Slane Irish Coffee
At Harrigans’s, the Irish Coffee by Tony Staunton is a classic, made simply with Slane Irish Whiskey, sugar, coffee and a cream float – because sometimes, basics are the best,
2816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657; www.harriganspubchicago; @harriganschicago
A lively Irish bar in downtown Chicago’s River North, The Kerryman dubs itself “a little piece of Ireland” and will most certainly be hosting quite a party on March 17th – complete with Slane Irish Whiskey cocktails.
Dark Side of the Moon
At the Kerryman, Brendan De Burca has created this cocktail using Slane Irish Whiskey, Stumptown cold brew coffee, cinnamon, clove syrup, and fresh citrus cream, garnished with a slice of orange peel. It’s *almost* too pretty to drink.
661 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654; www.thekerrymanchicago.com; @thekerrymanchicago
A family-owned, retro-inspired tavern in Logan Square, The Native is a playful no-frills spot – “voted #1 bar in Chicago by us,” they have boasted – that is sure to please this St. Patrick’s Day.
Hard Iced Coffee
Considering The Native is known for its low-key vibe, it’s no wonder that the “Irish Coffee” is a shot and a beer. “It’s literally a shot of Slane Irish Whiskey and a bottle Abacus Algorithm Cold Brew,” explains The Native’s Sam Edgin. “This is a “bar flavored bar” and let’s just cut to the chase.”
2417 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647; www.thenativechicago.com; @thenativechicago
The Dawson in River West will be getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day action, thanks to handcrafted Slane Irish Whiskey cocktails served in the bi-level space – fireplace included. Also expect live bagpiping throughout the day, along with Corned Beef Hash and Shepherd’s Pie.
Not Your Mom’s Frapp
Created by Neko Harris and Gavin O’Broin, the Not Your Mom’s Frapp is a blend of Slane Irish Whisky, Creme De Cacao, heavy whipping cream, Metropolis Coffee Redline Espresso, demerara syrup and Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters, perfect for St. Pat’s Day sipping.
This Irish Coffee riff by Mike Finn and Dakota Evans is made with Slane Irish Whiskey, Metropolis Cold Brew concentrate, Braulio, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged bitters and a float of lavender rose schlag for a not-so-conventional cocktail for March 17th celebrations.
Szechuan Spice and Everything Nice
Looking for something with an extra kick? Then the Szechuan Spice and Everything Nice by Kayla Todd and Aimee Haraf is a must. A mix of Slane Irish Whiskey, Cynar, housemade Szechuan peppercorn syrup and Metropolis Cold Brew served in a cocktail mug rimmed with Szechuan peppercorn, smoked salt and sugar and topped with a Szechuan syrup and Fernet Branca-infused whipped cream, this cocktail is a sweet and savory treat.
730 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654; www.the-dawson.com; @thedawsonchi
A comfy local pub with a friendly vibe, this Ravenswood neighborhood hangout offers a true Irish experience, with delicious drinks and food – just the kind of place you want for that perfect St. Patrick’s Day bash.
Marie’s Slane Coffee
The Marie’s Slane Coffee at O’Shaughnessy’s reimagines the Irish Coffee with Slane Irish Whiskey, Disaronno liqueur and freshly brewed coffee, topped with homemade almond whipped cream and chocolate flakes.
4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640; www.oshaughnessyschicago.com; @oshaughnessyspub
A cash-only spot in Logan Square serving craft cocktails and delicious pizza, Reno is the place to be for a casual but super fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Another simple yet yummy take on the classic cocktail, the Irish Coffee at Reno is a blend of Slane Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, coffee and cream, served warm in a mug.
2607 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647; www.renochicago.com; @renochicago
Five Star Bar
A rock-n-roll bar with a pool table and tattoo art in West Town, grab a seat at the 75-foot, L-shaped bar at Five Star and have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day – complete with a Slane Irish Whiskey drink.
Slane Irish Coffee
Another basic version of the Irish Coffee, the one at Five Star is made with Slane Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish cream, coffee and cream – simple and delicious.
1424 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642; www.fivestarbar.com; @fivestarbar
Old Irving Brewing Co
This craft brewery in Chicago’s Old Irving ‘hood boasts a serious beer selection but for St. Patrick’s, it’s all about the Slane Irish Whiskey along with Irish music, food specials and a ton of fun.
This creative cocktail will be a hit for banana and chocolate lovers. The brainchild of Brittany Johnson and Cardell Brown, the In Pajamas is made with Slane Irish Whiskey, Averna, banana syrup, Dark Matter cold brew with beans conditioned with Slane Irish Whiskey and an egg, shaken and strained into a coupe glass and topped with chocolate bitters.
4419 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641; www.oldirvingbrewing.com; @oldirvingbrewing
For more information, visit www.slaneirishwhiskey.com. 21+, please drink responsibly.
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