Spring is quickly approaching – college students are reaping the benefits of spring break and St. Paddy’s day festivities are in full swing. In our minds, St. Patrick’s Day brings the unofficial kick-off to spring each year, and, even if there’s still snow in the forecast in some areas, we can all finally celebrate this seasonal milestone!
In the spirit of the upcoming green-filled weekend, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to “go green” - and how you can make Gundalow part of your celebrations:
- Don’t compromise your cocktail. If you haven’t made Gundalow part of your happy hour routine, this weekend is the perfect time to start – here are some of our favorites:
Dockside Tequila Sunrise
2 oz. Dockside Sunrise
1.5 oz. Tequila
Splash of Elderflower Liqueur
Splash Triple Sec
Combine ingredients with ice. Garnish with an orange slice.
Starboard Strawberry Gundalosa
1 part Starboard Strawberry
1 part champagne or prosecco
Combine and pour. Garnish with strawberry slice.
Spiked Sailor’s Delight
2 part Sailor’s Delight
1 part Sagamore Rye Whiskey
1 part Seltzer
Dash of pink Himalayan salt
Combine the first three ingredients in your favorite highball glass. Add a dash of salt to your taste.
The Starboard Strawberry Gundalosa was a staple at our crew member Leah’s bachelorette party last weekend – her bridal party’s health (and hangover) were thankful for the [almost] guilt-free cocktail!
- Taste the Rainbow. If alcohol isn’t part of your St .Patrick’s day celebrations (or if you’re in recovery mode), go green with your diet! Dark green leafy vegetables are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E, and K from kale and spinach. Add these greens to your favorite smoothie or salad for a nutritional boost! If you’re on the go, pick up our Maintstay Green juice to reap the benefits and join in the green festivities!
Shop local. One of our favorite things about living in the city is the opportunity to shop local all weekend long! Next month kicks off farmer’s market season in Baltimore and what better (and more delicious) way to support the environment by supporting local farmers. Did you know? Food in America travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to your plate, leading to increased water, land, and air pollution. You can do your part by shopping local!
Supporting your local farmers can often help you save some green in your wallet, too. You can catch Gundalow and our other local Baltimore favorites at The Fell’s Point and Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar. Click here for a full list of local markets!
Whether your spring break and St. Patrick’s day plans are filled with bar crawls or not – there are many ways to go green this weekend! How will you be celebrating?
Leafy green nutrition source: https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/gfnd/gfhnrc/docs/news-2013/dark-green-leafy-vegetables/