I like St. Patrick's Day for the plain and simple fact that we can all claim to be Irish on that day.
I actually do have a smidgen of Irish in me. My maternal grandfather is 1/2 Irish. Just a little fact about me that I thought I'd share.
Here's another one...
We were stationed in Newport, Rhode Island for three years and being so close to Boston, St. Patrick's Day is huge there. They have a parade that is loads of fun. People dress-up in wacky green attire and the bars are open....... early!
I always try to make something festive for the day. For the most part it's corned beef, which we make sandwiches with. I love the left-overs!
While I'm still making corned beef, I have another festive item on the menu. Iced coffee. With Irish Cream. It's delish.
Totally worth adding to your St. Paddy's Day celebration.
"May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours.
That stay with you all the year long."
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Irish Cream Iced Coffee
- 1 Cup Cooled Coffee
- 1/2 Cup Irish Cream Coffee Creamer
- 1/4 Cup Half and Half
- Ice Cubes*
Stir together the coffee, Irish Cream coffee creamer, and half and half. Pour into one large glass or two small glasses. Add the ice cubes and serve. Makes about 2 cups.
* If you don't want the ice to water down your drink. Shake the ice in, like you would a martini, and pour into the glass(es) and serve.