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Come Party With Me: St. Patrick's Day - Drinks

Come Party With Me: St. Patrick's Day - Drinks

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday and I can't contain my excitement. I have been obsessing about what to wear internally for a few weeks now, and had intended on wearing this green mini dress until I found this fabulous old football jersey of my mom's with my Irish last name plastered across the front. Now that I have my sporty chic green outfit picked out, I can focus all of my attention on my pre-pub-hopping, St. Patrick's Day themed dinner party. The invites have been sent and the menu (including a vintage Irish soda bread recipe and a glamorous layer cake) has been planned. Today I am turning my thoughts towards a classic St Patrick's Day subject: drinking. To see what I'll be pouring during my dinner (homemade Baileys anyone?), please

After we finish dinner we are going bar hopping, so I dont want to go overboard with specialty cocktails. I'll offer a simple yet widely popular drink, green beer. It's totally uncomplicated, all you do is add green food coloring to your favorite beer. I'll get a few six packs of Harps and Guinness Irish beer, enough for everyone to have a glass or two during the meal. We will be taking cabs and walking to our destinations, but if you are having a get together be sure to have an option for your designated drivers. Sparkling water enhanced with lime and mint or sprite mixed with lime sherbet are two refreshing choices. With dessert I am going to offer everyone a small glass of homemade Irish cream liquor that tastes and looks just like Baileys. I've made this for the last few years and it's absolutely creamy and fabulous. If you are attending a party a bottle of this makes an excellent hostess gift.

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream
From Gail's Recipe Swap

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pint whipping cream
3 eggs
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 oz. Irish whiskey (suggested Jameson)

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in blender and refridgerate.
  2. Shake before using
  3. Enjoy chilled over ice.

I know a few of you are hosting parties as well and want to know what do you plan on pouring? Share with me below and come back tomorrow and Friday for more. I still have to design a look and select a playlist for this shin-dig.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
thats such a cool looking beer!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I would say it serves 6-8 people. Last year I had it for an intimate dinner of 4 and had enough left over to bring two small jars to a party I was attending the following night. I would recommend mixing a big batch before hand that way you don't have to lug your blender just keep it chilled and give it a good stir/shake before serving. Let me know how it goes, enjoy!
Rayezin Rayezin 10 years
Hey, about how many servings does that make? I have to decide whether to premix at home and then bring to the party in a thermos, or the lug my blender and the ingredients. A great idea though! Any suggestions for green garnish?
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
Good old Irish whisky in a tumbler!!! Erin go Bragh! Oops, Slainte!
Tech Tech 10 years
Thanks for the recipe!
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
Wear the green, drink the beer. That's what I say, and that's what I do!! "Irish Diplomacy... is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip." BaltimoreGal
swwonder swwonder 10 years
I lurrve Bailey's! I don't trust Coloured drinks like the one above. How I can I be sure I'm not being poisoned with toilet cleaner. Lol, paranoia.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
Midori Sours & Scooby Snacks(my fav shot!)
iheartfooty iheartfooty 10 years
Green beer? where do you get that? My surname is irish too and I shall be having some Caffrey's and my fave.....guiness!! Slante!
Katharine Katharine 10 years
How about some midori sours? They are the perfect color and great for the people who don't like beer. I know that's what I will be enjoying on Saturday :)
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