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Four Essentials To Really Make This St Patrick’s Day

Get Ready To Paint The Town Green With Our St Patrick’s Day Essentials

It's the day of the year when anyone with even the faintest hint of Irish in their blood lets it all come out in a fervour of national pride. This year there's even the added spice of a Six Nations clash against England to add to the fun. So you'd better be prepared for one of the biggest St Patrick's Days ever.

Luckily we've done a lot of the groundwork for you, even finding a dessert takeaway that also offers a uniquely Irish cocktail.  Food and beer pairing is also a hot topic at the moment and we've unearthed a fairly unique way to enjoy a Guinness with a burger. So all you've got to do is buy the Irish hat and the shamrock confetti and you'll be good to go.

1. Welsh Rarebit Croissant - Dominique Ansel

Now our first suggestion from Dominique Ansel might seem a little out of place at first glance. After all, it sounds French and it has the word Welsh in the name. But never fear, this tasty way to set yourself up for the day actually has a generous amount of Irish Guinness mixed in with Worcestershire sauce, whole grain mustard and fontina cheese. The result is a croissant that's a whole lot more filling than you might expect, and a truly delicious one too. So put your patriotic worries aside and simply enjoy.

2. Beef and Guinness Burger - Heaps Café

We told you that we'd found an innovative way to get some more of the black stuff into a burger and here it is, courtesy of Heaps Café. One taste and you'll find that they really do go together perfectly. The burger's made from the finest beef plus it comes with a good serving of fried onions, cheese, fresh tomatoes and pickles, all served in a brioche bun.  A bit French again, but worth overlooking for a burger that tastes this good.

3. Jamesons Whiskey - The Beer and Wine Store

Hopefully you'll be toasting Ireland's victory in the rugby, but just in case you're drowning your sorrows a bottle of Jameson's from The Beer and Wine Store will be just the ticket. It's a blend of the finest pot and still grained whiskeys – so they say on the Jameson's website. These are then triple distilled to give that classic smoothness. Finally, it's aged in oak casks for at least four years so it's no wonder that it's one of Ireland's most famous exports – after Patrick Kielty, of course!

4. Bailey's Presso - Portobello Juice

As the name suggests, Portobello Juice is best known for its juice and desserts but they also do a pretty mean line in cocktails. So the perfect way to round off this St Patrick's Day would be with the creamy delights of their Bailey's Presso. It combines the legendary Irish liqueur with a double espresso over ice. The coffee kick means it can give you that burst of energy to get over the mid-evening slump!

Get ready to celebrate in true Irish style and let Deliveroo bring the party to you.

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