A few years ago I found out that I am half Irish, not sure why my family never told us that we had this awesome heritage in our bloodline, but now St. Patrick’s Day means so much more to me than it ever has. “The Day of the Festival of Patrick" is a celebration of the Patron St. of Ireland, and though we enjoy the river being dyed green in some states, and the yummy Irish drinks, you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate and have fun on this celebrated holiday.
I love the closeness that this holiday brings to so many people, whether you are Irish or not, everyone wants a kiss on St. Patrick’s Day and everyone wants to enjoy the festivities no matter how big or small they are. And don’t forget, it’s the national day to wear green or get pinched.So whether you are Irish or not, enjoy these yummy drink recipes and easy to make DIY St. Patrick’s day crafts. And as always, remember to get creative and have fun.
Shamrock Shake With A Kick
1 Container of cool whip (save a bit for the topping)
¾ Cup of creme de menthe
¼ Cup Enchanted Rock Vodka
½ Teaspooon vanilla
1 Vanilla pudding packet
First, pour the creme de menthe, Vanilla and Enchanted Rock Vodka into a large bowl.
Next, add the vanilla pudding mix and whisk it into the alcohol.
Once it is completely mixed, add in the cool whip. Carefully mix the cool whip into the liquid until It is fully mixed but don’t mix it too much, you want the whip to stay whipped.
Pour the mixture into Wilton cake decorating bags and let it chill for about an hour or two. Next, cut the tip off of the decorator bag and squeeze the mixture into decorative glasses until full.
Top the glasses with cool whip and place a thin mint cookie on top.
Irish Coffee 2 Ways
Items Needed for 1st Coffee Drink
1 Shot (1.5 fluid ounce) Irish cream liqueur
1 Shot (1.5 fluid ounce) Rebecca Creek Whiskey
1 cup hot brewed coffee
1 tablespoon whipped cream
1 dash ground nutmeg
Brew a strong cup of coffee into a mug and set it aside.
Add and combine the Irish cream and the Rebecca Creek Whiskey into the brewed coffee.
Top the drinks with a dab of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Items Needed for 2nd Coffee Drink
1 1/2 ounces Rebecca Creek Whiskey
1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur
1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur
Dollop of Grand Marnier Whipped Cream (See Recipe)
DIRECTIONS for Grand Marnier Whipping Cream
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
Brew a strong cup of coffee into a mug and set it aside. In another cup, combine the Irish cream and the Rebecca Creek Whiskey and Hazelnut liqueur. Fill small decorative cups with the coffee and pour in the alcohol evenly. Top the drinks with a dollop of Grand Marnier whipped cream.
In a small bowl stir together whipped cream and orange liqueur; keep refrigerated until ready to serve.