By Edward Cardenas
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Local bars and restaurants are planning to infuse their menus with Irish inspired drinks and dishes for St. Patrick’s Day that don’t include green beer or dyed food.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
Alcohol infused milkshakes, non-alcoholic juices and chicken seared in Jameson whiskey are among the unique items on the menus at local establishments for St. Pat’s revelers.
Area newcomers are among those leading the way with Irish-inspired drinks and menu items.
Chris Housholder, Punch Bowl Social-Detroit’s beverage manager, is taking new twists on well know drinks. The Milk-Xologist 4 is an adult take on the Shamrock shake. It includes Branca Menta and St. George Coffee Liquor along with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and fresh mint for a cool treat.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
The new downtown Detroit destination also offers non-alcoholic choices including juices such as The Sharpest which is derived from apple, cucumber and lime juices. Punch Bowl also offers the Cucumber Lavender Fizz which is made from a mix of house-made lavender syrup, cucumbers and sparkling water.
Royal Oak’s Bastone Brewery has unveiled plans for a special Irishfest menu that includes traditional favorites including corned beef and cabbage; shepherd’s pie and chicken and leek pot pie. The restaurant and brewery also offers pan-seared chicken breast in a sauce of Jameson whiskey.
Sullivan’s Public House in Oxford will be celebrating its first St. Patrick’s Day this year and is Irish inspired and infused dishes throughout the day. For breakfast, Sullivan’s will be serving Right Brain Brewery-infused CEO Stout Pancakes with Guinness maple syrup and and Bailey’s Irish whipped Cream.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
And for dessert, Sullivan’s offers a Guinness float or Guinness chocolate cake.