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The luck of the Irish

The luck of the Irish

March 17th is a day to celebrate the Emerald Isle and what better way to do it than with a refreshing Guinness sorbet. But, first, a few facts about St Patrick’s Day:

St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland who died on March 17th, 432AD.

Patrick was actually born in Britain, during the Roman period, but was taken to Ireland to become a slave, against his own will. After he was freed, he became a priest and was later made the first bishop of Ireland. He’s credited with bringing christianity to Ireland.

It’s also believed he drove all of the snakes out of Ireland!

Revellers are expected to wear green to make you invisible to leprechauns. If you aren’t wearing green, then, according to folklore, a leprechaun will see you and pinch you!

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world and, every year, the Chicago River is turned green. It’s a nationally recognised holiday in the United States – but not in the UK. 

Traditionally, people watch the local parade, followed by a dinner of corned beef and cabbage, Irish dancing – and lashings of Guinness! 

Guinness claims around 13 million pints of the "black stuff" (although it’s technically a very deep red) are consumed worldwide on the holiday alone.

Guinness sorbet


4 litres Guinness draught

600g Rubicone Happy hour base 

600g sugar


Blend the Rubicone Happy hour base, sugar and Guinness together and then allow the mixture to rest for 20 minutes.

Place into the batch freezer.


Anything green, such as St Patrick’s hat or shamrocks. You could even place an actual can of Guinness in the pan.

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