With the Shamrock Marathon happening this weekend, we can’t help but get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, takes place on Sunday, March 18 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. All participants are encouraged to wear green as they run through the scenic streets of Virginia Beach. But luckily, the fun doesn’t stop there. We’ve rounded up six places to stop after you finish the race. Or for those just looking to celebrate, we’ve got you, too. Sláinte!
If you are in need of a pick-me-up after the Shamrock Marathon, head to Citrus where you can warm up with a delicious Irish Coffee. Curated with Jameson Irish whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream, coffee, and topped with whipped cream, not all St. Patrick’s Day drinks have to be green to be delicious!
Stop by May’s Parlor, located at the Oceanfront, for this ultimate savory treat. A cruffin (cross-over between a croissant and muffin) is filled with classic Shepard’s pie filling and topped with a swirl of creamy mashed potatoes. Need we say more?
Not a beer-lover? Thankfully, you don’t have to be to enjoy all things St. Patrick’s Day. Consider trying Murphy’s Irish Wake, which contains white rum, gold rum, blue Curaçao, Fresca, and fresh squeezed OJ. All of the ingredients of this delicious green drink are combined and served to you in 32 oz. Mason jar.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with this Whiskey-based twist on the Moscow Mule. Made with Ginger Beer, freshly squeezed lime and Jameson Irish Whiskey, this cocktail has everything you need to feel lucky. Head to Keagan’s Irish Pub in Town Center to celebrate with authentic Irish fare and great craic!
If you’re in the mood for a lighter drink, Finn McCool’s has you covered. The Irish Sangria is light and refreshing. With peaches, lemons, limes and cherries all tossed in Cider, shaken, and strained over ice, one glass is all you need to decompress after the race.
St. Patrick's Day is hardly a celebration without a green cocktail. But don't let the name of this cocktail deter you- it is a nod to the trash can garnish. The cocktail is made with curacao, gin, rum, peach schnapps, triple sec, vodka and Red Bull. It will have you ready to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, or any occasion really, in no time at all.