Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Even if you don’t wear green or watch a parade on March 17th, you pick up a green bagel or some Irish soda bread, and end the day with wine and Irish cheeses, a green cocktail or an Irish Coffee.
Or, you can make a traditional Irish recipe, or an Irish-themed recipe, for brunch, lunch or dinner. This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, affording time to cook.
In our book “Irish-themed” comprises any authentic Irish food, or anything colored green, from Appletinis and Broccoli Salad to Chocolate Mint ice cream.
If you only have time for a drink: Irish whiskey, Guinness and other Irish beers, or a Irish cream liqueur with after-dinner coffee.
Here’s a menu of choices:
Avocado & Sour Cream On Toast
Chocolate Peanut Butter Irish Soda Bread
Corned Beef Hash Patties With Eggs (photo #2)
Irish Breakfast Tea
Irish Soda Bread (photo #3)
Irish Soda Muffins
Pistachio-Chocolate Surprise Muffins
Absinthe, The “Green Beast”
Caraway Stout Cocktail With Caraway Cheese Spread
Champagne & Oysters
Emerald Isle With Pressed Green Juice
Green Beer With Irish Spuds & Green Dip
Green Bloody Mary
Green White Wine Spritz (Spritzer)
Irish Beer & Cheese Party
Irish Coffee Shots
Peppermint Paddy Martini
Pot O’ Goldtini
Red Ale, Stout & Food Pairings
The Shamrocker (Bright Green)
The White Irishman (A White Russian Variation)
IRISH-THEMED BEER & COCKTAILS
Shamrock Goat Cheese Logs
Stuffed Cucumber Bites
HORS D’OEUVRE & SNACKS
Avocado Potato Salad
Colcannon & Green Baked Potato Toppings
Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls
Corned Beef & Cabbage Potato Salad
Corned Beef & Cabbage Sandwich/Panini
Green Deviled Eggs (photo #1)
Green Lasagna Or Any Pasta With Pesto
Green Tobiko Garnish
Guinness Barbecue Sauce
Guinness Fish & Chips
Guinness-Marinated Corned Beef & Cabbage
Irish Lamb Stew
Lamb Kabobs With Guinness Marinade
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage
Sweet Or Savory Irish Soda Bread
Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip
IRISH-THEMED LUNCH & DINNER RECIPES
Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake
Green Cheese With Green Fruits (Granny Smith Apples, Grapes, Green Pears, Kiwi) (photo #7)
Green Mint Cheesecake Bars
Green Ombre Layer Cake (photo #8)
Green Velvet Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Mousse
Irish Cheese Plate
Irish Cream Liqueur Cheesecake
Irish Cream Liqueur Whipped Cream
Irish Cream Swirl Brownies
Lucky Charms Pudding Parfait
Rainbow Bundt Cake
Shamrock Cupcakes With Green Jelly Beans
Upside-Down Irish Whiskey Cake
Apple Leprechaun For Kids
Cheddar & Bacon Guacamole
Green Candy Apples
Green Chocolate Chip Cookies & Oreos
Green Swirl Marshmallows
Green Mint Milkshake
Leprechaun Gingerbread Men
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
Microwave Kale Chips
Six-Layer Green Jell-O Fingers
 Green Deviled Eggs from the California Avocado Commission (photo © California Avocado Commission).
 Corned beef hash patties with fried or poached eggs, from Idaho Potatoes (photo © Idaho Potatoes).
 Irish Soda Bread Recipe from The Baker Chick (photo © The Baker Chick).
 Irish Cheddar from Murray’s Cheese (photo © Murray’s Cheese).
 Guinness Float from R Lounge | Times Square (photo © R Lounge).
 Guinness-Marinated Corned Beef & Cabbage from Justin O’Connor | Guinness Storehouse | Dublin (photo © Guinness).
 For a cheese plate, serve green cheese and other Irish cheeses with green fruits (photos #7 and #8 © Atalanta Corp).
 Green Ombre Layer Cake from McCormick.