5 Amazing Ways For You To Celebrate St Andrew’s Day
St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and we celebrate St Andrew’s Day every 30 November. Below are some ideas for how you could join in the fun ….
1. Look for An Andrew!
Click on the video to see how to do it
St Andrew was a Galilean fisherman and disciple of Jesus. Not, at first glance, the most obvious patron saint of Scotland.
The legendary connection is provided by the journey of Regulus, a monk inspired by a vision to take some relics of St Andrew to the ‘ends of the Earth’.
His voyage took him to Fife and the town that bears St Andrew’s name to this day, complete with a grotesque collection of body parts: a kneecap, an upper arm bone, three fingers and a tooth.
As for the St Andrew’s Cross – the Saltire on the Scottish flag – this is a reference to the diagonal cross on which St Andrew was crucified by the Romans in Patras, Greece.
But it isn’t just the Scots who will be celebrating on the day: St Andrew is the patron saint of countries as diverse as Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Barbados. He is also the patron saint of fishermen, ropemakers, gout sufferers and – of course – golfers.
2. Make Stag's Breath Haggis Balls
3. Indulge in a bit of Rabbie
Grant Frazer – ‘Robert Burns enthusiast and retired internationally renowned singer.’
4. Have a Stag's Breath Cocktail?
Rob Roy with a Stag (a Scottish Manhattan)
The Manhattan: a simple but powerful cocktail. This one substitutes Stag’s Breath Liqueur for the usual bourbon – adjust measures to make as sweet or dry as you like.
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice and cold water to chill, remove then …
- Add 50ml of Stag’s Breath, 25ml sweet vermouth and a couple of drops of Angostura bitters to your cocktail shaker
- Fill with ice, and shake until you feel condensation on the shaker; this means it’s at the perfect temperature!
- Strain into your glass and add freshly-cut orange peel around the rim
- Drop a couple of Maraschino cherries in and enjoy!
5. Go Ceilidh! with Whisky Kiss?