St. Paddy’s Day Treats from the Kitchen

Posted 03/14/2017

Break out the shamrocks and dust off your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirt, because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re relaxing with friends and family or hosting your own St. Paddy’s Day bash, this beloved holiday is always best with some traditional Irish fare and a few festive cocktails.

Not sure where to begin? No worries. We’ve done the hard work and gathered a few recipes that will have your guests smiling faster than you can say River Dance.

Inspire Irish grins and begin the night with some hearty appetizers to go around. Indulge in these Spinach Artichoke Cups for an easy and festive treat that everyone will love. Not quite enough? Look no further than this delicious Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers recipe that will surely satisfy everyone’s hunger.

As you dance through the night, nothing says “St. Paddy’s Day” like traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage. This Irish meal will leave your guests feeling both cheerful and content. Add some subtle sweetness to your meal with this Irish Soda Bread. The orange zest and currants are a perfect combination. Or, try your luck with some Shepherd’s Pie. The rich and flavorful stew base is best topped off with garlicky mashed potatoes and melted cheddar.

But what’s a meal without a delightful drink to accompany it? Check out these festive cocktails below for a pint of cheer:

Shamrock Juice
This Irish-themed drink is filled with hints of gin, vodka, rum, tequila and blue curacao. Pour a glass or fill a pitcher to share. Before you know it, you and your guests will be shamrockin’ the night away.

Grasshopper Cocktail
Slip into the second half of the evening with this chocolate mint adult milkshake. If Thin Mints or peppermint patties are your treat of choice, this drink is worth a try.

Irish Coffee
Looking for a little pick-me-up after the hearty meal? This classic cocktail featuring coffee and Irish whiskey is the perfect after-dinner drink that always keeps the conversation flowing.

We saved the best for last…dessert.

There’s nothing like settling the stomach with a delicious cookie or two. This Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie recipe is not only a crowd pleaser but easy to make. Looking for something with a little kick? Dive into these Chocolate Beer Cupcakes with whiskey filling and Irish cream icing. Cheers!