I know a lot of you faithful readers were not her last year so you missed out on my month of Irish Traditional Recipes. Yes, you read that right. A WHOLE month. I’m going to be sharing some of those in current posts and I’m really excited to bring those forward another year. I had some gems that I am really proud of. I am putting the final touches on this month’s March list. One of the things I am really looking forward to is creating Scottish Pie. I know it’s not Irish, but it is Celtic and in my house we share. 😉
What that really means is my Scottish husband really wants to have Scotts Pie. So, I thought it would be fun to include it in the Celtic celebration! Now, let’s just hope I can make them as good as Ups N Downs. My mouth waters just thinking about those amazing pies.
If you were around last week you read the post about “Freebie Fridays” and “Frugal Fridays.” I am slowly working towards some sort of an editorial calendar here on YUMeating, and had originally planned to wait until Thursday to share this recipe for the launch of “Thirsty Thursdays” and then I realized – ITS MARCH! In March I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Irish American Heritage Month. Last year the entire month of March was devoted to all traditional Irish recipes.
It was really a lot of fun. Flash forward to this March. The concept of doing a Thirsty Thursday is exciting, the truth is, I don’t really drink that much. So, I am not sure I can commit to that weekly. So, maybe once a month and then the other weeks I can do “Thankful Thursday” where I discuss a food/thing I am thankful for. I don’t know about you, but I could certainly have more positive in my life. We’ll see. I’m still working on that editorial calendar.
So, here we are. March. For a lot of us, March means winter is still lingering. So, I thought I would share a fun, yet simple recipe to start off the month.
Let me present to you The Original “Irish” Flu Shot. I am pretty sure if my grandpa were still alive he’d give me a bit ol’ pat on the back for this one.
1 shot of Jameson’s Irish Whisky. That’s it. Nothing more.
Chug-a-lug my friend.
- For the non traditional version, give it a little health kick option, add 1 drop of lemon essential oil to a veggie cap. Fill the rest of the veggie cap with fractioned coconut oil or a carrier oil of your choice.
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aimee fauci says
Now THAT is my kind of flu shot! Even if I don’t have the flu… I’d shoot that.. maybe it will help prevent the flu!?!?
I would almost bet a shot a day would keep the flu away. lol
Gabriel Bregg says
Exactly! I was going to be sorely disappointed if it wasn’t a shot of Jameson’s or Bushmill’s.
Oh. Mr. Bushmill and I have history. We don’t play nice with each other. lol
I’m fairly certain this “flu” shot would have gotten me over my flu faster a few weeks ago. I’m not much of a whiskey fan, but I would have tried anything.
Just think of it as NyQuil (LOL)
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Jameson is a really good Whiskey. I enjoy a shot or two every once in a while. But no more than that. =D
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I can’t do whiskey, like at all. It’s too much for me 😉
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
hahah flu shot. I’m loving this. I’ve known several people swear by a shot of this when they were sick, too. “Cures what ails ya!”
My family used Jameson for their Hot Toddy’s Even us kids got it when we were sick. My mom was big on her home remedies.
LOL, good one. I’m not much of a whiskey person.
Here in my area, we drink moonshine with lemon juice and rock candy for coughs! This reminds me of a basic version of that, haha.
Chubskulit Rose says
I don’t drink whisky but that is one fun way of getting a flu shot. I bet it’s very effective for not getting sick, lol.
Nothing says St Patrick’s Day like a shot of Jameson and a pint of Guiness!
My husband is a huge fan of car bombs, Irish Car Bombs and Belfast Car Bombs. It’s about the only time he will drink.
Olivia Schwab says
Yuck! Jameson is NOT my favorite type of alcohol haha not the best memories. But I’m sure it’ll work for some people!
I have a few of those myself. LOL Jack Daniels is mine.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I do not drink but I love essential oils. They are amazing. Sounds like a great way to stat well!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Sure! I will take a shot with you! Sounds good to me 🙂
Kelly Hutchinson says
When my husband was a drinker, he would only drink Jameson. I am not a big drinker, and I have not tried it before.
Liz Mays says
That is quite the remedy! I don’t think I’ve tried Jameson’s but on St. Patrick’s Day that could change!
I don’t know that I’ve ever had whiskey, nope I haven’t. I would probably choke LOL but then I don’t really drink too much.
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
I’ve never had Whiskey, but I have family members that swear by it as their ‘flu shot’! And I had one uncle who made BBW Whiskey Chicken – it was GOOD – but the alcohol cooks off.
that is like rum in Jamaica. Rum can cure any illness. Lol
Catherine S says
This is the kind of flu shot I would take. I bet this would make a great hot toddy.
I use this in hot toddy’s all the time!
It is like the old saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Except its a shot a day keeps the flu away ahaha.
This is such a fun post! I love it and being Irish, I know all about the Irish Flu Shot!
ahhhh about 3-4 years ago this so would of been my kinda flu shot! Such a funny post 😉
Donna Ward says
Yeah – I’ve heard of the Original Irish Flu Shot – but not the way you shared it – yours is more fun!!
And, for me the lemon essential oil is the perfect way now, since I don’t get flue shots – lol Thank you for your post and fun
Paula Schuck says
I bet this shot of whiskey would help warm us up during this chilly winter. I love the name of this post!
Pauline C. says
I’ve tried it before and it really works! Plus, it tastes really good and warms me up during chilly days…
Ha! I don’t actually drink alcohol, so I’m going to have to say nay. I’ve never heard the term Irish Flu Shot before. I got a good chuckle.
Yum that scotts pie looks heavenly! I haven’t ever heard of it before. I haven’t heard of this flu shot before either how very cool.. I may need to try it!
Elizabeth O. says
I haven’t tried using whisky. Does it really work? Because I’ll definitely try it haha!
Lisa @bitesforbabies says
Lol, brilliant! I was very curious about the title of this post!! An italian would probably say the same thing, have the flu…take a shot of limoncello, lol!
Jessica Harlow says
I think this is perfect! That must be my heavy Irish Ancestry talking! And, I’d be up for trying those Scott’s Pies too…with a pile of mashed potatoes! Yum!
Debbie Denny says
Awesome remedy. Can’t wait for more recipes./
My husband would for sure love the sound of this one! 😉 I’m not much of a whiskey person myself.
Ann Bacciaglia says
The Irish Flu shot would definitely knock me out lol. I would be feeling better tho.
Kori Tomelden says
One of my favorite mixed shots is Green Tea- Jameson and Peach Schnapps. I could drink those all night.
That sounds really yummy!
Not a big fan (I’m more of a rum-only kind of drinker) but I’ve never thought of using it for cooking. Thanks for the inspiration, will have to play around!
valerie g says
my husband is a huge whiskey drinker. I will have to check this out more for him.
Mistee Dawn says
I have actually never had it before, but I definitely would drink it if someone gave it to me. lol. I never did get my flu shot this year. lol
Debbie L. says
Jameson is my hubby’s favorite drink! I also really like to use the empty bottles in my glass art – the green glass is beautiful
I love the bottles too!
We were RIGHT there and could have toured the distillery. We ran out of time though (we did get to tour Guinness). Pretty sure my husband would like to designate a thirsty day of the week. 😉
That’s a bummer. I’d love to do both.
I’m thinking I would be laid out on the floor. LOL
I remember my husband said once that the only cure to his cold is a shot of whiskey. LOL. He loves his whiskey although he haven’t had some in a while. Good boy! 🙂
Bradley Finnearty says
That sounds like an enjoyable kind of flue shot. Don’t want to take to many of them though. That might not be enjoyable.
Have you seen all of the craziness about Jameson going on over the internet? Apparently he bought a slave and paid to have to eaten by cannibals so he could sketch it?! I do think I would enjoy a Jameson flu shot a lot more than the traditional ones though! 🙂
I haven’t heard that one. Mildly disturbing. On one hand you are like, no way. But then on the other hand you question it because people did some really crazy stuff back then.
Yona Williams says
I’ve never had Jameson’s Irish Whisky before, but if it keeps the flu away…I’m all for it. I wouldn’t mind trying it mixed with something else. Shots are too strong!
Cherri Megasko says
I love this! I am a whiskey drinker, and when I’m in the mood for Irish I always drink Jameson!
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