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Grab the Luck of the Irish with these St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday full of celebrating, which turns into serious imbibing for some people. Here are some suggestions if you want to play it safe by staying off the roads and getting some friends together for a party at home. Kilbeggan’s Irish Whiskey was one of my big finds over the last year. The double-distillation gives this whiskey a smooth, but distinguishable flavor. It’s fairly new to the U.S., but worth looking for. Try it in this St. Patty’s Day cocktail with another thing I’ve recently discovered I love – ginger beer. Kilbeggan Irish Storm 1½ parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey 3 parts Ginger Beer 1 part Fresh Lemon Sour Add ingredients one at a time in a tall highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. My friend Claire Smith has done some of her magic again for the upcoming holiday. Here are two of the recipes Belvedere Vodka’s Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology created  to keep you thinking green. Green Tea-ni Thyme 2 oz  Belved