Saint Patrick’s day is this Saturday! Don’t fret, if you haven’t thought out your plans yet and need some ideas to throw your party together, here are some recipes to save the day. These are a few appetizers and drinks to make that will keep your guests in the Irish spirit!
What even is punch? Who knows, but this punch will be gone before you even get a chance to try it yourself. If your party is for adults, add some Irish whiskey or gin to add a kick!
1 Carton of lime sherbert
2 Liter bottle of Ginger Ale
Irish Whiskey or Gin (Optional)
Place sherbet into large bowl
Top with Ginger ale (& alcohol)
Let melt slightly before serving.
Irish Jello Shots
(Courtesy of Simple Easy creative)
These are super cute treats you can serve to your guests and they even look like the Irish flag! This recipe is for the non-alcoholic version, but you can add vodka to the green and orange Jello when preparing them if you would like.
Green Jello mix
Orange Jello mix
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
2 ounce shot glasses
Prepare the green jello according to directions
Pour into shot glasses, filling them 1/3rd of the way
Chill for 30 Minutes
Prepare the condensed milk by mixing with 4 tablespoons of gelatin and 2 cups of hot water
Pour into shot glasses, filling up another 1/3rd
Chill for another 30 minutes
Prepare Orange Jello and pour into glasses
Before serving, top with whipped cream.
Beer and Cheddar Cheese Dip
(Courtesy of Kroger)
Dips are one of the best appetizers; they are easy to make and serve plenty. This dip is fun because you can customize the richness of the dip based on the beer you use. The darker the beer, the richer the flavor of the dip.
½ to ¾ cup of beer
1 packet ranch dip mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
16 oz softened cream cheese
Mix dip mix together, cheddar cheese and cream cheese.
Gradually stir in beer until desired consistency is achieved.
Top with green onions and additional cheddar cheese
Serve with pretzels or vegetables.
Pesto and Goat Cheese Baguettes
Here’s another tasty appetizer that is easy to make! Depending on how much time you have, you can either use store bought pesto or make your own.
Cut baguette diagonally into thin slices
Layer goat cheese, then pesto on top of slices
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