St Patrick's Day is almost here, let's party.
For one day out of the year we are all Irish, or at least we party like we are. To help you make the most of your adopted Irish holiday we have put together a guide to help you decide what to eat, what to drink and what to wear this St. Patrick's Day. This day only comes around once and year so make the most of this rowdy and fun holiday celebration.
St. Patrick's Day Food
One of the best parts about St. Patrick's day is the incredible food. Corn beef and cabbage is one of the traditional food items of St. Patrick's day. Many are turned off at the idea of pickled meat, but let me assure you, corned beef and cabbage is the epitome of deliciousness. You can buy ready made corned beef from your local supermarket or buy a kit and cook it in a slow cooker. That way it will be ready just in time for all of those green cocktails and beers to kick in.
Other dishes include Irish stew, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and pot pie.
St. Patrick's Day Sweets
Once dinner is over there are hundreds of great green sweets for you to make for your friends, your family and coworkers. Check out this list of the Top 35 St. Patrick's Day Sweets to find some great decadent additions to your St. Patrick's Day table. If baking isn't your thing, your local supermarket or bakery will have plenty of ready made sprinkle cookies, and other St. Patrick's Day treats. Shop early because these items usually sell out quickly.
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Another great way to celebrate the holiday is with a fun St. Patrick's Day hat. There are so many great green hats out there. From glittery top hats, fun mohawk beanies, and even leprechaun bowler hats. Combine that with some funny novelty glasses, and maybe an eye catching green shirt and you have yourself the perfect St. Patrick's Day wardrobe. Click the items below to browse a few great St. Patrick's Day hats.
St. Patrick's Day Cocktails
Finally, we get to the good stuff, the drinks. You can go to any bar all across the country and find yourself a delicious St. Patrick's day cocktail or celebratory shot. But if you end up staying home, you also want to drink some great cocktails that you can make at home. You will find a few option below but there are so many other great cocktails and shots we could do a whole other blog post about it.
Light, refreshing, easy drinking, it makes the perfect starting point for your night's festivities.
Drinks like the Dirty Leprechaun are an easy, quick, and delicious shot option. It is simply Jagermeister, Baileys, and Midori.
A little Hypnotic and a touch of Midori and a sugary rim is a simple easy shot idea.
The most iconic St. Patrick's Day drink is the Irish Car Bomb. Mix Jameson and Baileys and drop it into about 6-8 ounces of Guinness for a fun delicious drink.
Celebrate the Right Way
What you eat, what you wear, and what you drink is important, but not as important as safety. No matter how you celebrate your St. Patrick's Day do it responsibly and safely.