Top O’ The Morning! Tipsy Treats To Consider For Your St. Patrick’s Day Party
As March 17 quickly approaches, St. Patrick’s Day fans everywhere are preparing to celebrate the festivities in a variety of creative ways. But one thing’s for certain — most of them will involve food and drinks. Ireland boasts 32,595 square miles and over 3,000 miles of coastline, and while many of us wouldn’t hesitate to visit The Emerald Isle ourselves to get a taste of the authentic cuisine, there are virtually countless ways to incorporate elements of Irish-themed food and drinks into your St. Patrick’s Day get together, whether you’re having an all-day celebration or a smaller evening gathering. Here are just a few Top O’ The Morning Tipsy Treats To Consider For Your St. Patrick’s Day Party food and beverage ideas for making your St. Patrick’s Day party as creative and enjoyable as possible.
Top O’ The Morning! Tipsy Treats To Consider For Your St. Patrick’s Day Party –Honey Irish Coffee
Americans consume about 1.3 pounds of honey per person per year, and while most people are quite familiar with Irish Coffee, chances are, they’ve never had it like this! This unique take on a traditional Irish Coffee is absolutely perfect for morning or early afternoon get togethers, but then again, considering the fact that 54% of Americans over age 18 drink coffee every day, it’s sure to be a hit at any time of the day or night.
The official recipe calls for two teaspoons of honey, one ounce of Irish whiskey, six ounces of hot coffee, and cream. However, if you choose to serve this drink, you can also leave the ingredients out and let guests create their Honey Irish Coffees to their liking. Whichever serving method you choose, remember to keep it as authentic as possible by pouring the cream over the coffee without stirring.
“The trickiest bit of making an Irish coffee is getting the cream to float on top…The secret is to ensure the coffee is very hot and the cream very cold — and, most importantly, it isn’t whipped too thickly, which is easy to do with such a small amount,” writes Felicity Cloake on The Guardian.
Top O’ The Morning! Tipsy Treats To Consider For Your St. Patrick’s Day Party– Irish Cupcakes With Jameson Pudding Shots
This sugary sweet and undoubtedly delicious creation comes from Brit And Co. and incorporates two of everyone’s favorite indulgences — cake and pudding — with some of the most popular Irish drinks, including Bailey’s, Guinness, and Irish Whiskey. The creation is essentially an alcoholic chocolate pudding shot made with Bailey’s nestled inside a cupcake made with Guinness topped with buttercream frosting made with Irish Whiskey! Needless to say, this dessert isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s sure to be a major hit at any St. Patrick’s Day get together.
Top O’ The Morning! Tipsy Treats To Consider For Your St. Patrick’s Day Party–Leprechaun Rum Punch
Finally, this quirky concoction is perfect for anybody who loves pineapple, lime, and rum, although it can be served without alcohol as well. The visual appeal of the end product is truly exquisite, as it’s garnished with a tasteful mint leaf and has crushed Lucky Charms cereal around the rim. Provided by Freutcake, we’re pretty sure this drink leads to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Ultimately, there are countless ways to incorporate Irish elements into your St. Patrick’s Day food and drink options, and hopefully this list provided you with some great ideas. Of course, it’s also important to plan ahead of time when it comes to gathering the ingredients — even though shoppers make 82% of their purchase decisions in the store, you’ll need to have your list ready so you don’t forget a critical ingredient.
Do you have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day drinks or treats?