Having lived in both Boston and New York, I have never known St. Patrick's Day to be a celebration synonymous with restraint. A cursory glance into any pub sporting a name like Molly Wee or the Tam O'Shanter will likely reveal a roomful of honorary Irishmen and women clutching pints of green beer (and, hours later, their queasy stomachs).
Now if, like me, you prefer a sugar high to a boozy buzz, then the St. Patrick's Day Shake from Black Tap Craft Burgers + Beer ($15) in New York will probably have you doing the jig (and then some). This dessert in a glass, a kelly green (albeit vanilla flavored) drinkable sugar bomb comes with a marshmallow rim, vanilla frosting, gold chocolate coins, a sour gummy rainbow and Lucky Charms.
"It's supposed to look like clouds with a rainbow and pot of gold," remarked Chef Joe Isidori, its creator. "Basically, where a leprechaun would live."
St. Patrick's Day Shake from Black Tap Craft Burgers + Beer
Milkshake Base: 3.5 oz Whole Milk 10 oz Vanilla Ice Cream Dash of Green Food Coloring
Method: 1. Blend the milk, green food coloring and ice cream together 2. Pour the mixture into a milkshake glass 3. Cover the rim of the glass with vanilla frosting and roll the glass in a bowl of mini marshmallows 4. Carefully place gold coins on top of the marshmallow rim 5. Top the milkshake off with whipped cream, sour rainbow twist lollipop, sour rainbow candy & Lucky Charms
For more information on Black Tap Craft Burgers + Beer, visit their website.