OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day - Recipe Night!

Had to join in the festivities and create our own Irish specialty.  A new twist on the Irish Coffee, the Frozen Shillelagh, is a tasty frozen drink that can be enjoyed any time of year.  Now that you know how to spell it, here's how to make it.

Frozen Shillelagh
4 oz Sheridan's Coffee Layered Liqueur
4 oz coffee
Blend with ice.
Rim with anything green. We used green sugar sprinkles (leprechaun dust).
Drink responsibly.
Makes two servings.

The shillelagh is a walking stick made of oak or blacktorn roots, traditionally used in a ritual form of fighting, or in general self-defense. It also is said to possess magical properties. When, in1670, Major Thomas Weir was burned as a witch, his powerful shillelagh (his reputed mode of transportation) was burned with him.

We often see leprechauns (maybe you don't) carrying a sturdy staff.  Now, what a leprechaun does with his shillelagh is his business. And that pot 'o gold he's always looking for? Metaphor. Pure metaphor.

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