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St. Paddy’s on the Vineyard

BY ADMIN | 16 March 2012

What have you got planned for the favorite winter/spring holiday of Vineyard Square guests (according to our recent Facebook poll, that is!)? Well, if you haven’t yet planned your lucky night, there’s lots to do island-wide to get your Irish on! Check out this great compilation of St. Patrick’s Weekend events by Martha’s Vineyard Online. We’ve only got one suite left for this coming weekend at our Martha’s Vineyard hotel, so book now to join in the revelry.

Joanne’s Killer Irish Coffee

And (in case you missed our latest newsletter) here’s a special treat for you. Just because our General Manager, Joanne, is Scottish, that doesn’t mean she can’t tap into her shared Celtic roots for a St. Paddy’s Day favorite! Below she graciously shares the secret recipe for her killer Irish Coffee.

Joanne’s Irish Coffee
Coat the rim of an 8 ounce glass with turbinado sugar (or substitute Sugar in the Raw). To coat, dip the rim of the glass in a saucer of Bailey’s Irish Cream, then immediately dip in the sugar. Briefly heat the sugar with a match or lighter until it hardens like rock candy.

In the glass, add:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey (Or, go Joanne’s route and substitute Oban Scotch Whisky)
  • 1/2 ounce Bailey’s
  • Fill remainder of the glass with coffee (Joanne uses local Martha’s Vineyard beans from Espresso Love)
  • Top with whipped cream (Joanne uses homemade Chantilly Cream. Check out this video for instructions.)
  • Add a straw and enjoy!