St. Patrick’s Day is more than an excuse to drink, it’s an excuse to eat too! Each year millions of people all over the world celebrate this Gaelic holiday in full fashion.
If you are considering on planning your very own St. Patrick’s Day party this year, then this article is for you! The content creation team at Rent Letters has put together a comprehensive list of everything you will need to host the best St. Paddy’s Party of 2018.
It is very common for party planners to dye each ingredient green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. However, you may not need any dye at all. Instead, think about trying some of these more traditional Irish foods that already possess natural green coloring.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage with Herb Buttered Potatoes: This classic Irish dish is absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, this recipe requires a substantial amount of time in order for the corned beef to be able to slowly cook all the way through. Make sure you begin concocting your corned beef and cabbage the night before to avoid any sort of last minute panic.
- Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie: Don’t eat meat? No worries! This stellar shepherd’s pie is completely vegetarian-friendly, and easy to make. Just throw all of the ingredients together, bake, and voila!
- Beer-Battered Broccoli: Here is another super simple recipe for your St. Patrick’s Day menu. If we’re being honest, no one is really a big fan of broccoli, but this beer-batter is sure to change all of that. The broccoli’s green color is an added bonus to go along with your Irish theme!
- Chocolate Stout Cupcakes: Let’s not forget dessert. These cupcakes are incredibly moist, which comes from the tasty Guinness stout that is infused within them.
In true Irish fashion, the drinks at a St. Patrick’s Day party should be phenomenal. Here are a few of our favorite St. Patrick’s-inspired cocktails.
- Misty Mint: This ridiculously easy-to-make cocktail is perfect for parties. With only 2 ingredients, you will not have to worry about buying out the spirits section of your local grocery store to make a fancy St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.
- Irish Coffee: Not only is this recipe a classic, but it leaves a little room for variation so that guests can mix their Irish coffee to fit their personal preference. Although traditional Irish coffees are not made to be sweet, adding a little sugar and cream can go a long way and it does not ruin the flavoring at all.
- Irish Flag: If you are looking for a specialty shot to add to your drink menu, here it is. The Irish flag shot is a colorful blend of liquors that create a beautiful image of the Irish flag once poured into the shot glass.