Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
Hi everyone! I’m Gavin McLeod, Robby Black and I are holding down the fort at the Blackout Bar and Grill today while Sunny hangs out at A Buckeye Girl Reads--probably telling lots of secrets, and Alannah Lynne hangs out at Penumbra. (Be sure and stop by both of those locations, because they have giveaways over there too!)
You’re the lucky ones, though… you get me! *laughs*
Actually, you’re lucky because this is where the party is!! We’ve gone all out for this St. Patrick’s Day celebration, so let’s get the party started!!
We’ve decorated the bar with special green lights…
Sunny painted a sign to hang on the front door…
She’s also spent the past two weeks working on new drink recipes just for today, and before she left, she gave Robby and me precise instructions on how to make them.
She also left this hand-painted card attached to the bathroom mirror.
Is it any wonder why I love that woman to death?! But, I digress… let’s get back to the best part of the day… the food and drink!!
While Sunny was working on her special drinks recipes, like this one called Pot ‘o Gold.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 2 oz Voli Lyte Vodka
- 1/2 oz Elderflower syrup or liqueur
- 4 chunks cucumber (inch thick)
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- Mint and cucumber for garnish
- Muddle cucumber and mint. Add Voli and elderflower.
- Garnish with cucumber wheel and mint.
I’ve been working on the menu!! The beef for the corned beef and cabbage has been brining for 10 days and is perfect at this point!! I’ve also put together an awesome Guinness stew, which will be served with authentic colcannon and green beans!
Link to Beef and Guinness Stew Recipe -
So grab a seat, put your feet up, kick back, and enjoy being Irish today!!
Oh, and I almost forgot… in addition to all this great food and drink, we also have lots of books to give away! LAST CALL, the story of how Sunny and I got together, has been made into an audio book. SAVIN’ ME, the story of our friends, Kat and Erik, has also been made into an audio book.
Go to the Rafflecopter below and enter for a chance to win audio and ebooks of both SAVIN’ ME and LAST CALL. You can also hop over to Alannah’s blog, FB page, or website and sign up for her newsletter for lots of other chances to win (those giveaways will continue through the 19th).
Now, what can I get you to eat or drink?
Link for Rafflecopter: