5 Tasty Ways to Be Irish

Posted by Stephanie |


Happy St. Patrick's Day! I don't know how to pronounce it, but I will say Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig, or I wish you the blessings of St. Patrick's Day and all of the luck that comes with it.

Pint of lager on wooden bar

Now for the tasty stuff. Here are five great ways to be a little bit Irish today.

1. Drink Green Beer. Really, how much more needs to be said about that? If you're staying in and want to make it yourself, the best way to go about it is to add a few drops of green food colouring to the bottom of the glass, then pour in the beer.

2. Drink a Guinness. or, mix it up with a "Black and Tan". First, pour Ale into a glass so it is half full. Next, add Guinness, but pour it over the back of a spoon so the Ale and Guinness remain separated. Bottoms up!

3. Corned Beef and Cabbage. How much more Irish could a meal be than Corned Beef and Cabbage? Have a few people over, drink your beer, and enjoy this traditional Irish meal. Check out this recipe from Cooking Light.

4. Eat a Potato. Though potatoes are a staple food in Ireland, the recipes are definitely not boring. On a day like today, what with it being St. Paddy's Day and all, switch it up and make your potatoes green -try out these St. Paddy's Potatoes with Green Sauce from Sunset Magazine.

5. Make Your Coffee Irish. You may usually finish off a meal with a cup of coffee, but today make that coffee Irish. Pour about 1/2 cup of strong coffee in a clear glass, and add sugar to taste. Add one ounce whiskey, and stir well. Next, pour 2 tbsp cream over the back of a spoon (the same way as with the Guinness above) so it sits on top of the coffee mixture. Enjoy!
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Joie de vivre said...

Check 2,3 and 4. 1 kinda creeps me out a little. Ha ha!

Stephanie said...

Haha, I completely understand... There is something really unappetizing about food/drinks that have food colouring in them. Last St.Paddy's Day I made green pancakes, and of course they brown a bit while cooking. It's so much worse than green beer.

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