Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with These Four Recipes

guinness-cake

Leprechauns, shamrocks, four leaf clovers, Guinness…St. Patrick’s Day is in the air and we know you’re ready to celebrate. Put down the green beer and try these fun recipes that put a twist on your favorite traditional St. Patrick’s Day food and drinks!

guiness-cheese-dipGuinness Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup Guinness beer
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Chopped scallions for garnish on top

Directions:

Combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and mustard in a bowl. Slowly pour in the Guinness and stir or blend until it is mixed together and smooth. Add the scallions on top, stir and put into the refrigerator overnight. Serve with pretzels or crackers. Bonus tip: Add hot sauce to give it a kick!

reuben-bitesReuben Bites

Ingredients:

  • Cocktail Rye bread slices
  • 8 oz sliced corned beef
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 6 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • ½ cup sauerkraut
  • Sliced radishes

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the cream cheese, 1 cup of Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressed and corned beef in a mixing bowl. Spread generously onto the cocktail Rye bread and top with sauerkraut. Sprinkle the remaining Swiss cheese on top and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Serve hot and garnish with radishes.

Guinness Cake with Whiskey Frosting

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 4 ½ oz butter
  • 5 oz icing sugar
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp whiskey

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Slowly add Guinness to the saucepan, whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Turn off the heat.

Mix the sour cream, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl, then add to the beer mixture. Whisk in the flour and baking soda and pour the batter into a cake pan. Bake on 350 degrees for an hour, then take it out of the oven and let the cake cool.

While the cake is baking, make the frosting by combining the butter and icing sugar together until fluffy, then add in the cream cheese and whiskey. Beat until smooth and then put the frosting in the refrigerator to firm it up.

Once cake is cool, spread the frosting on top and serve.

GreenWhiskeySourGreen Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz White Whiskey (Try Death’s Door White Whiskey)
  • 2 oz Melon Midori
  • 2 oz sour mix
  • 1 oz ginger ale
  • Honeydew Melon scooped into balls the size of ice cubes

Directions:

Scoop honeydew into balls the size of ice cubes. Fill your glass with ice and three melon balls. Mix the white whiskey, Melon Midori, sour and ginger ale in a shaker (stir, don’t shake) with ice and pour into your glass.

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