St. Patty’s day is just around the corner. Have a memorable party with these St. Patty’s day drinks and appetizers.
Appetizers – Enjoy something both festive and delicious.
The traditional corned beef and cabbage. Find the recipe here.
Colcannon – A traditional cabbage side. Recipe can be found here.
Irish Soda Bread – Recipe found here.
Irish Stew – A great way to warm up on a cold winter day. Recipe found here.
Themed Drinks -If you are tired of the traditional green beer try one of these delightfully themed drinks.
The Public Enemy No. 1
From Washington, DC restaurant The Passenger
4 sprigs of mint
2 ounces Irish whiskey
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
3/4 ounce ginger beer
Fill cocktail shaker halfway through with ice. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake and strain through a fine mesh strainer into martini glass.
From downtown San Francisco restaurant The Buena Vista, which serves up to 2,000 cups of it a day
Coffee, enough to fill an Irish coffee glass (about four ounces)
1.5 ounces Irish whiskey
2 cocktail sugar cubes or 1 ounce brown sugar syrup
Lightly whipped unsweetened cream
Fill glass with hot water to preheat, then empty. Pour hot coffee into hot glass until about three-quarters full, then drop in two cocktail sugar cubes or syrup; stir until dissolved. Add whiskey. Top with cream. Enjoy hot.
From downtown Los Angeles restaurant Drago Centro
2 ounces Jameson Irish whiskey
3 drops Fee Brothers Mint Bitters
5-6 of fresh mint
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
splash of soda water
Muddle mint with simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and strain over ice into an old fashioned glass. Add splash of soda water and garnish with mint.
And for good measure you will have to throw in a classic Irish dessert. Irish ginger snaps.