The parade is so much fun and the people around you are all there for a good old fashioned day of fun. There wasn't drinking in the streets during the day, which contributed to a wonderful family atmosphere.
I can honestly say that if you get a chance to experience this you really must ensure you do - it is a definite contender for a bucket list top 5, Heck, even this guy was getting in on the action...
In my case I always like to take some cakes along with me when I visit friends (admittedly, said friends are often being used as guinea pigs for my cake experiments) and Paddy's Day is a great opportunity for me to make themed cakes.
I am particularly lucky as I have an incredibly talented friend who makes the most sensational cocktails. Trust me, as a traditional G&T drinker it takes a LOT to turn my head; yet Karen manages to do this every time.
Last weekend I handed over some of my St Patrick's Day inspired cupcakes to Karen, and within seconds I could see the cogs turning as she created a perfect cocktail to be served with them. The end result didn't disappoint, I think the perfect colour match was achieved!
Introducing the Tequila Mockingbird...
I strongly suggest you head over to her blog where the recipe for this green wonder is posted for you - I would also recommend visiting it often, as she updates with details on how to make our favourite cocktails on a regular basis.
Karen gives us a back story to cocktails and ingredients, so you can be sure you will not just be reading a recipe for a sugar laden synthetic tasting drink - these are the real thing.
Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! Lots of love and "cheers"!