Saint Pat's Sweets: Shamrock Shakes, Irish Creme Donuts, Pot of Gold Cupcakes
It's no secret that St. Patrick's Day (March 17) revolves around consuming copious amounts of distilled beverages, but even for the most hardened Irish imbiber, Jameson and Guinness can get old after a while.
So when you want to pay tribute to Irish tradition but you're over the Irish Car Bombs, snap up some seasonal offerings sans booze. McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, and other fast-food faves are serving special items in tribute to Saint Pat himself.
Much like the McRib, McDonald's Shamrock Shake is an annual tradition. Fast-food fanatics eagerly away the green mint bevvie each March. You can score 'em now, but better be quick -- they don't stick around long. And then it's another long, painful 11 months before the minty deliciousness comes around again.