How much food and beer can a crowd pack away on a day like St. Patrick's Day? Kurt Ditzler, general manager for Playwright Irish Pub at the Village at Gulfstream Park puts the estimate fairly high. "We're planning on going through a hundred pounds of corned beef and fifteen cases of potatoes," he said via email earlier this week. The Irish pub has fifteen kegs of Guinness in the cooler ready to satisfy those who won't be chugging the green beer.
Playwright is part of the Village at Gulfstream Park's "Second Floor Party" planned for Saturday. The action starts at 2 p.m., with Playwright and the Martini Bar offering food and drink specials and live Irish music 'til the wee hours of Sunday morning. Playwright will serve its biggest St. Patrick's Day sellers, Shepherd's pie and of course, corned beef and cabbage. An additional "Party at the Park" outside will have yet even more chances to listen to live music while imbibing your favorite Irish treats.
Green beer and/or rowdy St. Patrick's Day crowds not your thing? The Martini Bar shared its recipe for a festive green drink for non-Bud drinkers. This cocktail will be on special for $8 for the duration of the party.
Kiss Me I'm Irish Apple Martini
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- two ounces citrus vodka
- half ounce DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
- half ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
- three-fourths ounce fresh lemon juice
How to make:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of green apple.