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Get Your Green Beer On

Last night to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I made some green beer. Green beer — or any colored beer for that matter — is extremely festive and fun for a themed party. Here's how I made this simple conversation starter:

  • Fill glass with beer.
  • Add a couple of drops of food coloring. For a vibrant dark green add 5-6 drops, for a pastel, minty green add 1-3.
  • Combine the two liquids with a stirrer.
  • Enjoy! Disclaimer: If too many green beers are consumed in a short amount of time you may end up with green-stained lips.

How about you? Have you ever had green beer? How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Advah Advah 9 years
Ugh - I love beer, but (maybe because I'm not used to it) I find green beer particularly gross.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
little tip from a bartender- if you put a drop or two in the bottom of your glass first, your beer 'turns' green as you pour. makes you look all fancy...
verily verily 9 years
I had an Irish/Easter themed dinner on Sunday (I didn't feel like cooking fancy twice). Roast leg of lamb, potato & kale hash, and glazed carrots w/ Kerry Apple cake for dessert. We served Smithwick's Red ale with it, so it would not have taken green dye very well. Not that I have any food coloring of any sort in my house... Had green beer once and only once in my a wedding held on St. Patty's day of all things.
kia kia 9 years
I had what brittanyk had... corned beef and cabbage with Guinness... no food coloring here.
saranightly saranightly 9 years
I threw a huge theme party on saturday. No green beer, but we did have thin mintinis, irish whiskey, guinness, irish carbombs, potato casserole, chocolate mint cupcakes and lots of green decorations! Celebrated the actual day by hitting up some bars and drinking Killian's.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
aww, that would have been fun. i'll remember that for next year.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I am not a beer drinker anyway but the green beer just seems so gross to me even though it is just food coloring!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
That little beer glass is often how they serve beer in Espana. 8-10 ounces and it will never be in the glass long enough to get warm.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Miller Light. Go figure. That sure it a little beer glass! I wonder how many bars served green beer yesterday! :)
elle619 elle619 9 years
Went to an Irish pub in San Diego and enjoyed a Guinness and an Irish Carbomb :)
Marci Marci 9 years
I celebrated St. Patricks' Day with a CAT scan then made a Shepherd's Pie for dinner, washed down with a Guinness. Not bad.
susanec susanec 9 years
Ditto on the Guinness. Not that I had one yesterday (or need an excuse). There's never a reason to drink bad lite beer.
Lovaajn Lovaajn 9 years
While studying for finals, I had some leftover white wine in the fridge, so I poured myself a glass and put green food coloring in it! Just me, my green wine, and textbooks.
suziryder suziryder 9 years
I made green beer last night for me and my boyfriend, along with the beginner Irish stew (with beef instead of lamb) featured here a week or so ago. Both were great!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
haha! It never would have occurred to me that it could turn your lips green. I didn't celebrate :( I had to work all weekend and yesterday.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Is it true that it makes you pee green? I also heard the dye gives you a worse hangover?
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Had some potato soup for lunch yesterday and a shot of Bailey's before bed, lol. Did all my beer drinking (green beer, ugh - guinness yum!) over the weekend. :D
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I had corned beef and cabbage for dinner with some Guinness, which would be about impossible to dye green. :-p
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
I had it with my green eggs and corned beef yesterday O'morning.
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