If you’re Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is right up there with Christmas, in terms of importance and festivities. In certain areas of the United States where larger Irish populations live, you wouldn’t dream of eating anything but Corned Beef & Cabbage on this day. Parades are held where an honorary Colleen and her Court reside and at restaurants and pubs, the Guinness and Jameson’s flow like a waterfall.
For others, it’s one of those holidays that may pass you by in a blur. The grocery stores and pharmacies are adorned with shamrocks and any multitude of green décor; your children may have a sudden interest in Leprechaun’s, but you may not give it a second thought.
Regardless of where you fall on the “old country” scale, there’s fun and entertainment to be had by embracing this holiday. I’ve gathered some of the tastiest food and drink recipes to share with you, regardless if you’re Irish for life, or just Irish for a night!
Corned Beef and Cabbage (allrecipes)
Irish Soda Bread (Land O Lakes)
Shepherd's Pie (KitchMe)
Bailey's Martini (Mantitlement)
Irish Coffee (Thanksgiving Coffee)
St. Patrick's Day Floats - non-alcoholic (Home Cooking Memories)
Shamrock Pretzels (the spruce)
Leprechaun Cookies (Home Made Interest)
Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes (Brown Eyed Baker)
Have your own special drink recipes for St. Patty's Day? Golden Hill's Light or Dark Green Frosted Curl Glassware is ideal for serving up your special concoctions!