7 Ways to Get Your St. Patrick’s On in Texas

by Bebe Brown on March 15, 2019 in Food+Drink, Drink, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio,
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Whether you’ve kissed the Blarney Stone, or just love a Kelly green, celebrate St. Patrick’s in style this weekend with events across Texas—-and a cocktail or three!



18th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Sunday,  March 17, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Presented by the Celtic Cultural Center at Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive (just off Braker Lane and Dessau Road.) Buy tickets online the day of unless sold out. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. A great Sunday is on the way with  irish fun for the whole family. Rain or shine. No pets. Free parking!



40th Anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

Saturday, March 16. The largest St. Patrick’s parade in the Southwest with 125,000+ in attendance. The two-mile route has more than 90 parade float entries and over 1,700 parade participants.


Photo courtesy Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub

Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub

Sunday, March 17. The first annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at this recent popular arrival in Houston’s Midtown. The celebration will feature an exciting live music lineup featuring bagpipes, DJs and more. 82 beers on tap, including green Miller Lite and Guinness.

(Head’s up: Jack & Ginger’s Austin is also holding St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.)

San Antonio

Photo courtesy San Antonio River Walk

Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

Saturday, March 16, Sunday March 17 (times vary). See the river being dyed green (starting at MadDogs British Pub), catch a full-on Celtic musical line-up, listen to Irish storytelling and more… Plus, don’t miss Sunday’s finale and the river parade, featuring 12 decorated floats carrying Irish entertainment winding through downtown.


Or, celebrate at home with Tullamore D.E.W. Known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity,  this triple-distilled, triple-blended whiskey dates all the way to 1829 when the Tullamore Distillery was founded in Tullamore, County Offaly, in the heart of Ireland. (Cocktails created by Tim Herlihy, National Tullamore D.E.W. Ambassador)

Irish Gold Rush

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original

¾ parts freshly squeezed lemon juice

¾ parts honey syrup

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled double old fashioned glass.

Many Waters

1 1/5 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask

Coconut water

1 brown sugar cube

3 dashes angostura bitters

Lime wheel

Add Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask, brown sugar and bitters to a highball glass and muddle. Top the cocktail with coconut water and ice, stir together. Garnish with lime wheel.

Iced Irish Coffee

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

1 teaspoon ground espresso

2 teaspoons Demerara sugar

3 parts cold brew coffee

Fresh cream

Combine whiskey and espresso in a small bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Strain whiskey through a coffee filter into a cocktail shaker.

Meanwhile, stir sugar and 2 tsp. hot water in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add demerara syrup and cold brew to cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with cream.

Cover photo courtesy DaPuglet on VisualHunt