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17 Ways to Taste the Luck of the Irish

Mar 17 2014 - 3:15am

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, there's no better time than now to break out all your favorite Irish recipes. There's an excess of traditional recipes and drinks to choose from to pump up the spirit. Whether you're stirring up an Irish buck or slow-cooking corned beef and cabbage, Ireland is home to some iconic recipes that can't be missed. Grab your green and get ready for a St. Paddy's celebration any food and drink enthusiast would want an invite to.

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts, Nicole Perry, and Susannah Chen

Black and Tan

Though it requires a steady hand, it's absolutely eye-catching to layer dark and pale beers in a black and tan [1].

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Boxty With Salmon

One part pancake and one part hash brown, boxty [2], topped with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, and dill fronds, is an ideal brunch dish.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Green Velvet Cake

Show off your vibrant St. Paddy's Day spirit with this green velvet cake [3]. The white chocolate cream cheese frosting makes it an instant crowd-pleaser.

Irish Coffee

Since you may not be in San Francisco for St. Patrick's Day, the city's Buena Vista Cafe [4] shared with us its technique for Irish coffee [5], a mix of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream.

Photo: Katie Sweeney

Irish Soda Bread

This Irish soda bread [6] is a quick bread like no other. Raisins and caraway flavor the loaf, but a hefty slab of butter sends the bread over the edge.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Fans of the whiskey-and-beer bombs will appreciate the cupcake rendition [7] of the famed drink. From whiskey ganache to Irish cream frosting, it'll be tough to only have one serving of this sweet dessert.

Photo: Sara Yoo

Irish Cream

The best Irish nightcap is a bit of Baileys. Your own Irish cream [8] makes the end of an evening even better.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Guinness and Onion Soup

Reinvent the classic French onion soup with Irish onion soup [9], which showcases two Irish flavors: Guinness and cheddar.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Delicious, and keyword easy, this slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage [10] dish is one that you'll fall in love with.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Guinness Milkshake

Top dark beer with a scoop of ice cream for a boozy float [11] unlike any other.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Guinness Beef Pot Pies

These hearty Guinness beef pot pies [12] will fill guests up so they can keep about their senses when hitting the town for the holiday.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Grasshopper Pie

Minty, marshmallowy grasshopper pie [13] with an Oreos crust is a retro pie worth assembling for the holiday.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Irish Buck

A fizzy Irish buck [14] combines Irish whiskey, ginger ale, and lime juice for boozy perfection.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage Pizza

Try a unique, creative spin on corned beef and cabbage with this pizza recipe [15].

Photo: Susannah Chen

Minty McDonald's Shamrock Shake

McDonald's Shamrock Shake [16], a bright green vanilla-mint milkshake, is always a St. Patrick's season favorite. Now you can re-create it at home.


Colcannon [17] is an authentic Irish dish made of kale, potatoes, Irish bacon, and butter, of course! It's no wonder why there are songs written about it.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Guinness Ice Cream

There's no better way to indulge in Guinness than with this sweet ice cream recipe [18], garnished with chocolate-covered pretzels.

Photo: Susannah Chen

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