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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fun Irish Drink Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day, what a fun holiday. It is a day to honor Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It has become a day for Irish people to celebrate their heritage. St. Patrick's Day has become so popular that people from all cultures and heritage celebrate it on March 17.

What would St. Patrick's Day be without some Irish themed cocktail drinks? If you can't get out to a pub on St. Patrick's Day or have decided to host your own St. Patrick's Day party, here are some drink recipes for St. Patrick's Day.

Irish Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

St. Paddy's Girl

Put all of these ingredients into a blender:Shot each of - Bailey's Irish cream (or your preferred brand), shot of Irish whiskey, shot of Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, shot of espresso.Blend until creamy. Pour into a margarita glass. Add chocolate curls or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, if desired.Irish Mint KissIngredients:2 parts Bailey's Irish Cream (or whichever brand you prefer)1 part cream (use milk if you must, but cream is better)Splash of creme de mentheChocolate syrupAdd all but the chocolate syrup into a cocktail shaker that has been filled 2/3 with ice. Shake well until chilled, at least 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Make a decorative drizzle on top with the chocolate syrup.This is great anytime, not just St. Patrick's Day. It tastes just like the legendary classic candy, Peppermint Patty.Another St. Patrick's Day drink recipe using Bailey's Irish cream:Irish Cream Coffee1/2 ounces each- Bailey's Irish Cream or similar, Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqeur6 ounces strong black coffeeWhipped creamCinnamonPour the first 3 ingredients into a large coffee mug. Then add the coffee. Add the whipped cream last. Dust with a little sprinkling of cinnamon.

Irish Drink for Kids or Teetotalers

Non-Alcoholic St. Patrick's Day drink recipe

Lucky Limeys

Add 2 scoops of lime sherbet to a beer mug. Pour 7Up brand soda over it almost to the top. To really dress it up, add some whipped cream and a green maraschino.

An Irish Toast for Your St. Patrick's Day

No St. Patrick's Day celebration is complete without an Irish toast.

Here is an Irish toast to go with your St. Patrick's Day drinks:

May you work like you don't need the money,Love like you've never been hurt,Dance like no one is watching,And drink like a true Irishman.Drink up!