I say it all the time, but I love any excuse for a party, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. I have always throughly enjoyed green beer - not for it's taste, as I'm pretty certain most of the beer used for green beer I would never drink any other day - but because it's festive! I remember the St. Patty's Day my senior year of college. I'd gone through surgery less than a week before and wasn't fully recovered but insisted I could not miss out on a green beer. So I met some of my friends and had one! This recipe is a cleaner, lighter, and more flavorful version, and you'll love serving it to your friends. St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday this year so there’s no excuse to skip out on celebrating!
Ingredients (4 drinks):
- 2 bottles ginger beer
- 2 bottles (Golden, Blonde, or Wheat) beer
- Green food coloring
- 4 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Several hours before serving, chill 4 beer glasses in the freezer. At an angle, pour equal parts ginger beer and regular beer into the glasses. Squeeze in 4 to 6 drops of food coloring into each glass – depending on how green you desire your beers – and stir to combine. Take each sprig of mint into your palm, one at a time, and smack it with your other hand, like you’re clapping. This releases the herb’s oils and will bring out the mint flavor in the drink. Place a leaf into each of the glasses. Garnish each with another sprig of mint. Serve and keep ‘em coming!
CHEERS TO HAPPY DRINKING!!!