It’s March first, and that means one thing in our home: Do we want to have a St. Patrick’s Day party?
If so, should it be dinner for eight of classic Irish dishes or very modern ones (corned beef and cabbage egg rolls and tacos, Guinnesss Stout floats); an after-work cocktail hour with green cocktails; an Irish beer or Irish whiskey tasting with Irish cheeses; or Irish-themed desserts for our sweet-toothed friends, served with coffee, Irish tea and Irish Coffee?
Note that “Irish-themed” comprises any authentic Irish food, or anything colored green, from Appletinis and Broccoli Salad to Chocolate Mint ice cream, to a anything containing Irish spirits: Guinness and other Irish beers, Irish cream liqueur, and Irish whiskey.
While we mull it over, we sorted through these recipes. As you peruse them, think of what you might like to do.
Avocado & Sour Cream On Toast
Corned Beef Hash (With Poached Eggs)
Green Pesto Cream Cheese For Bagels & Crackers
Irish Breakfast Tea
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Muffins
Absinthe, The “Green Beast”
Champagne & Oysters
Emerald Isle With Pressed Green Juice
Green Wine Spritz
Irish Coffee Shots
Peppermint Paddy Martini
Pot O’ Goldtini
The Shamrocker (Bright Green)
The White Irishman (A White Russian Variation)
Avocado Potato Salad
Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls
Corned Beef & Cabbage Potato Salad
Dijon Potato Salad With Bacon, Watercress & Green Beans
Green Deviled Eggs
Green Lasagna Or Any Pasta With Pesto
Guinness Fish & Chips
Guinness-Marinated Corned Beef & Cabbage
Lamb Kabobs With Guinness Marinade
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip
IRISH-THEMED LUNCH & DINNER RECIPES & SIDES
Green Cheese With Green Fruits (Granny Smith Apples, Grapes, Green Pears, Kiwi)
Green Mint Cheesecake Bars
Green Ombre Layer Cake
Green Velvet Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Mousse
Irish Cheese Plate
Irish Cream Liqueur Cheesecake
Irish Cream Swirl Brownies
Upside-Down Irish Whiskey Cake
Shamrock Cupcakes With Green Jelly Beans
Apple Leprechaun For Kids
Cheddar & Bacon Guacamole
Green Fruit & Veggie Ice Pops
Green Mint Milkshake
Leprechaun Gingerbread Men
Irish Nacho Bites
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
Microwave Kale Chips
St. Patrick’s Day Milkshake With Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
 Green Deviled Eggs from the California Avocado Commission.
 Irish Soda Bread Recipe from The Baker Chick.
 Irish Cheddar from Murray’s Cheese.
 Guinness Float from R Lounge | Times Square.
 Guinness-Marinated Corned Beef & Cabbage from Justin O’Connor | Guinness Storehouse | Dublin.
 Green Ombre Layer Cake from McCormick.