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Everyone's mind automatically goes to Guinness when they think of a

Party Like Toby Keith This St. Patrick's Day

Country singer Toby Keith is serving a new leprachaun-inspired recipe at his franchises, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

As spring approaches and lighter beer seasonals begin to prevail, one last gasp of malty, wintry flavor can be found in the form of seasonal Irish reds, released for St. Patrick’s Day.

Guinness may be the most well-known Irish beer in all the land, but you can find many more

You may hear the word "whiskey" and think Scotland, but you'd be forgetting what many consider be the birthplace of whiskey: Ireland.

I met Gerry Galvin on a dark day in Galway in 2005.

Founded in Ireland in 1757, the Kilbeggan distillery created one of the original Ir

Some of the best holiday treats we’ve enjoyed were homemade. What could be better than that? Treats that are homemade and involve liquor.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Irish whiskey was incredibly popular in Britain, with 1,200 distilleries existing in Ireland in 1779.

The Starbucks Ireland Twitter account made a gaffe to its followers.

While Starbucks made big headlines with its La Boulange purchase, the coffee giant was in hot water with

New York City's Best Irish Whiskey Cocktails

It’s that time of year again, when New York City — along many other locales around the world — becomes awash in a sea of emerald green. The Guinness flows like the mighty Mississippi and Ireland’s amazing array of whiskies are enjoyed in myriad ways.

In regards to the latter, drinking them neat is never a bad idea, perhaps with a chaser of cold, briny pickle juice in what has become a cult shot amongst the city’s barkeeps — the "pickle back." Sounds weird (and it is), but you’re going to have to trust me on this one, folks.

But of course, what spirit is safe from the curious minds and dexterous hands of Gotham’s finest mixologists? Irish whiskey (America’s fastest growing spirit category right now, for the record), with its many expressions, makes an incredible base across many drink styles. What’s more, its versatility in pairing with many other ingredients is the reason why it’s the current darling of the cocktail cognoscenti. Sure, many bars will be boasting that they make the "best" Irish coffee, but for something with a little more sophistication, get yourself to one of these watering holes and put yourself at the mercy of some of the country’s great bartending talents.

Jim Meehan of PDT fame and author of the recently released PDT Cocktail Book  could create a slew of Irish-based cocktails in his sleep. Indeed, his new book contains some gems, including the Weeski, Paddy Wallbanger, and the Lake George to name but a few. This one here has got spring all over it: light, floral, aromatic, and elegant.

"It's a bit of a Bee's Knees variation (gin, honey syrup, lemon) with lots of floral ingredients since they'll be popping up soon," says PDT owner Jim Meehan, of the Flower Powers cocktail.

Defining the qualities that make up a great Irish pub is a bit like trying to map a path to that elusive pot ‘o gold — you can feel it when you’re on the right track, but the signs for how you get