St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for all things Guinness and green. But the Irish have given us so much more than stouts and lucky leprechauns. Since the 1960s, it’s been a nation that has marched to the beat of different (and very talented) drummers. From Van Morrison to U2, the Emerald Isle has been turning out some of the world’s greatest musical talent for decades. This St. Patrick’s day, we’re celebrating these artists with some recipes inspired by their greatest hits. Turn up the volume and preheat those ovens, because it’s time to put the rock back in shamrock.
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This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, so pour yourself a pint, adorn yourself in green and get lucky! Ahem, I mean … celebrate the “spirit” of the Emerald Isle! Put down your green beer and awaken your inner pub keeper by mixing up a cocktail worthy of a leprechaun’s approval.
Our nod to St. Patrick is a Celtic-inspired libation made with Irish whiskey, some smooth Irish cream and a touch of crème de menthe. Top with mint chocolate candy shavings for a sweet finish. With the luck of the Irish, you’ll have yourself a rich, luscious sipping cocktail this St. Paddy’s Day.
You can also partake in the festivities by polishing up on your Irish brogue and mixing a few beer-based cocktails.
Bottoms up, lads!
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Make Your Own Irish Coffee
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This year, skip the green beer (go for green cupcakes instead!) in favor of a real Irish drink. You’ll forget all about emerald-hued light beer when you taste this traditional Irish coffee. Here’s how to make it, plus recipes for cocktails featuring Irish whiskey, Guinness, Irish cream and more.
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"Guinness still stands as a classic choice for drinkers worldwide," says Greg.
For years, Greg Engert has been my go-to source for all things beer-related. An English major turned professional beer director — essentially, a sommelier of beer — Greg currently presides over the extensive beer list at Washington D.C.’s Birch & Barley restaurant and the cool beer bar upstairs, Churchkey. His knowledge of beer is encyclopedic, but he’s never snobby about it.
So when I needed some insight into the world of Irish beer beyond Guinness, I knew he’d be able to provide.
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By The Book - James Beard Winners
My creaking, over-laden bookshelf means I need to be extra-choosey when buying cookbooks. I always keep an eye on the James Beard Awards (the Oscars of the food world) for future favorites.
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Rachel Allen from Rachel Allen: Bake!
Aside from constantly practicing the craft, what better way to become a better baker than engage in the swapping of secrets? Before we pick your brain, we wanted to share a few from Rachel Allen…
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