On March 17 every year we get a taste of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which would not be the same without all things green. We wear green clothing, decorate with green, eat green foods and make green drinks. While the most common green drink of all is green beer, there are a number of drink recipes that you can make green in celebration of St. Patty’s.
Things You’ll Need :
– Lager beer
– Green food coloring
– Green creme de menthe
– White creme de menthe
– Angostura bitters
– Green maraschino cherries
– Green chartreuse
– Bailey’s Irish creme
Make the most classic green drink of all, green beer. Simply pour a pint of your favorite lager beer and add one drop of green food coloring at a time until you reach your desired shade of green. The only downfall with using green food coloring to make green drinks, is that your mouth often ends up the same shade of shamrock. On the up side, drink a green beer, and no one can give you a St. Patrick’s day pinch for not wearing green.
Mix yourself up an Emerald Forest, a green drink that contains no food coloring. Combine 1 and 1/2 oz. of gin, 1/4 oz. of green creme de menthe and 1/4 oz. of white creme de menthe in an ice filled shaker. Shake well and serve this festive St. Patrick’s Day drink in a martini glass.
Enjoy another green drink favorite, the Emerald Isle Cocktail. In an ice filled shaker, combine 2 1/2 oz. gin, 1/2 oz. green creme de menthe and three dashes of angostura bitters. Shake well and pour the drink into a chilled cocktail glass. For an extra touch, garnish the drink with a green maraschino cherry and enjoy.
Be Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail festively named Everybody’s Irish. Fill a shaker with ice and add 1 1/2 oz. Irish whisky, 1/2 oz. green chartreuse and 1/2 oz. green creme de menthe. Shake well and pour your drink into a cocktail glass that has been chilled, and add a cherry.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Flag. Pour 1 oz. of green creme de menthe into a cordial glass. Set a teaspoon on the back of the glass and pour 1 oz. of Bailey’s Irish creme into the glass so that it floats on top of the green creme de menthe, followed by a layer of brandy. Pour carefully so that your drink will be layered in the colors of the Irish flag.