An irish coffee in a handled glass with chocolate shavings on top

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day from Sodexo Live!

St. Patrick’s Day is a time of celebration, whether you’re Irish or not. One of St. Patrick’s Day’s popular customs? Enjoying a drink with family or friends! 

After years of dual liquor licenses, the Denver Performing Arts Complex now boasts a solitary liquor license for its venues. And since the DCPA mask requirement will be lifted for theatres on March 28, 2022, patrons may bring their beverages to their seat in the theatre and enjoy them throughout the show.  

But what does that all mean? You can get a pre-show drink at Prelude + Post and take it with you into The Garner Galleria Theatre to enjoy a performance of The Other Josh Cohen, for example. 

But before March 28 comes around, if you’d like to enjoy a drink on St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few recipes courtesy of Sodexo Live!, the DCPA’s beverage provider, that you can whip up at home.  

An irish coffee in a handled glass with chocolate shavings on topSLANE IRISH COFFEE: The Ultimate Classic 

Preheat your desired glass or mug. Meanwhile, brew your favorite espresso. Make it a double! Half-fill your preheated mug with boiling water then add 2/3 parts vanilla-infused demerara syrup, 1 part Slane Irish Whiskey, and your freshly brewed espresso. Stir it up, top with double cream that’s been lightly whisked, and sprinkle on a little orange dark chocolate shavings. 

A Shirley Temple in a glass filled with ice and topped with cherriesTHE PROPER SHIRLEY 

Fill a highball glass with ice. Then pour in 2 parts Proper No. Twelve, ½ part grenadine, and top it with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with maraschino cherries or a lime wedge.