March 11, 2014 11:00 ET

BevMo! to the Rescue for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

CONCORD, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and the mixology experts at ultimate specialty beverage retailer BevMo! today unveiled tips to make this year's Irish celebration a party to remember. Whether you're a wine, spirits or beer lover, these tips will make planning your celebration simple and enjoyable, so raise a glass to St. Patrick -- it's BevMo2TheRescue!

Three tips for your St. Patrick's Day party:

1. Keep it simple: Make a batch of a signature cocktail like the Lucky Punch ahead of time. Your guests can serve themselves, and you can enjoy the party.
2. Want to pay homage to St. Paddy the Irish way with a keg of Guinness? Call BevMo! four days in advance to get the keg you want. We'll set you up with the keg, tap, tub, ice and cups.
3. Not sure how much to buy? Click here for our drink calculator to figure out how much you need to get the celebrations going.

BevMo! has also created three festive, signature cocktails, so don't settle for a simple pint of Guinness this year. Kick the cliché and spice up your holiday with these interesting and imaginative St. Patrick's Day themed libations -- all ingredients are available at your neighborhood BevMo!, and you can even order online for an in-store pickup within the hour.

Lucky Punch
1 ounce Midori Liqueur
1 ounce Gioia Luisa Lemoncello Lemon Liqueur
3 ounces Licor 43
3 ounces Pineapple juice
5 ounces Boru Irish Vodka
14 ounces Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine
2 limes
1 cup of green grapes (sliced or unsliced)
1 green apple
Directions: Pour all ingredients in a pitcher. Keep chilled. Serve with fresh fruit. Serves 8-10.

Green Cookie Monster
1 ounce Hendrick's Gin
1 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur
1 ounce Bacardi Rum
Directions: Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add the gin, melon liqueur, and rum and shake for several seconds until well mixed. Strain into a martini glass or pour over ice and serve.

Irish Mary
2 ounces Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
6 ounces tomato juice
2 dashes Tabasco
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 horseradish
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
Directions: Combine the tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire, horseradish, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a martini shaker or pitcher. Add the ice and Tullamore Dew and shake until well mixed. Strain into a glass and garnish with your favorite pickled olives and vegetables.

For additional ideas, be sure to visit your local neighborhood BevMo!, where our local beverage experts can help you make the most of your St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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