In case you somehow missed the shimmering shamrocks lining the aisles of every Target in town, St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! If you're not really a green beer kind of person (and as much as we love beer, we're actually with you on that one), consider this boozy Irish-inspired alternative from Smelly Cat Coffee for some celebratory sipping.

That's right—when you think of Smelly Cat Coffee, your mind may jump straight to caffeinated beverages, but this NoDa coffee house also serves beer, wine, and cocktails! Read more about our drink of the week and the other alcoholic concoctions that have to offer.

The Drink: Irish Coffee

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with this cozy cocktail at Smelly Cat Coffee made with house-roasted coffee, Muscovado sugar, Jameson Irish whiskey, and heavy cream slightly whipped. Just sweet and creamy enough to balance the booze's bitter bite (without being overwhelmingly sugary), it's the perfect thing to sip on to boost your energy and get a buzz going as you celebrate our favorite Irish holiday! 

The Place: Smelly Cat Coffee

Smelly Cat is so much more than your average coffeehouse. In addition to roasting their own ethically sourced coffee, masterminding their own nitro cold brew, handcrafting all of their syrups, and baking and cooking their own comfort foods, the Smelly Cat Crew also maintains a fully-stocked bar serving everything from mimosas to cozy cocktails and more.

Smelly Cat is the perfect spot to meet up with friends, work, or just relax. You can snag a table inside, sit outside on the covered patio, or hang out at a table on the sidewalk next to the coffeehouse's infamous "Drink Coffee, Be Cool" mural. If you're in a rush, you can just approach the new walk-up window and order your beverage of choice before exploring the rest of the neighborhood.

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