ST PATRICK's Day is coming six months early for the patrons of one Irish bar in New Jersey.
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub is gearing up for a special event celebrating the fact it's just six months until St. Patrick's Day.
An annual mini-holiday of sorts for Irish bars in the local community, the owners of the Shannon Rose are pulling out all the stops this year.
This Friday, September 14th, they will be hosting what they say will be New Jersey's biggest ever Irish coffee.
Part of a weekend of live Irish music, dancing and drink specials, the pub will also play host to a giant 33-gallon glass of Irish coffee.
Standing three-and-a-half feet tall and 22 inches wide the drink will require 17 gallons of coffee, one pound of sugar, eight gallons of whipped cream and six-and-a-half gallons of Irish whiskey.
"We're following our tried-and-true recipe for our classic Irish coffee - Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, fresh brewed coffee and sugar, topped with fresh whipped cream," Shannon Rose general manager Dimitri Meleounis told NorthJersey.com.
"It will just look like a supersized version of our classic."
Alas, the Shannon Rose still has to go some way to break the official record for the world's largest coffee.
That was set by Tim Herlihy from Termonfeckin, Ireland, in Chicago and stood tall containing a whopping 234 gallons of Irish Coffee.