It won’t be long before lads and lasses will be raising their glasses in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. A long-held tradition on this special day is to indulge in a refreshing glass of green beer with family and friends.
As pretty as the Emerald Isle itself, this colorful drink will bring the luck-o’-the-Irish to those who imbibe. And sipping this vibrant drink from a classic mug like this one from Anchor Hocking is even better. Just stash the mugs in the freezer for at least an hour before serving for the ultimate in frosty goodness.
So go ahead and enjoy a bit of magic on this special day. After all, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when all are Irish—and this is always cause for celebration. Cheers!
(For a refreshing, nonalcoholic drink featuring the 40 shades of green, try this recipe for Limesicle Shakes. Enjoy!)
An Irish Toast
I drink to myself and one other
And may that one other be he
Who drinks to himself and one other
And may that one other be me!
(Adjust the amount of green food color drops to the size of mugs used.)
1 or 2 drops green food color
8 ounces beer
Place 1 or 2 drops food color in a frosty, 8-ounce glass; fill with beer. Sláinte!
Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing drinkware
Easy Spiked Lemonade
Get this recipe and enter to win a copy of The Harried Housewife’s Cookbook here. Cheers!
Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktails
Dazzle your guests at this year’s New Year’s Eve party by filling this sleek pitcher from Anchor Hocking with a vibrant cranberry pomegranate mixture that will welcome the New Year in good taste.
Simply stir together a few ingredients and you will be on your way to a memorable evening overflowing with fun. So raise your glasses and toast to the promise of great things to come in the New Year.
Here’s to good health, happiness, and prosperity.
CRANBERRY POMEGRANATE COCKTAILS
4 cups cranberry pomegranate juice cocktail, chilled
2 1/2 cups vodka
1/4 cup orange juice
Pomegranate seeds (optional)
Skewers of fresh cranberries (optional)
In a large pitcher, combine cranberry pomegranate juice cocktail, vodka, and orange juice. Place ice cubes in glasses; pour cranberry pomegranate mixture over ice cubes. Stir in pomegranate seeds, if desired. Garnish with skewers of fresh cranberries, if desired. Makes 8 servings.
Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing photography and drinkware
Spiked Eggnog Punch
Spiked Eggnog Punch
Gather your loved ones, stir up a creamy concoction, and savor a cup of spiked eggnog punch brimming with old-fashioned goodness.
The tradition of sharing eggnog with those near and dear originated in England centuries ago. Served in small cups known as noggins, the rich beverage was spiked with a variety of alcoholic beverages. The custom continues today, and is made easier and safer, by simply picking up cartons of pasteurized eggnog from the supermarket instead of making it from scratch.
Just in the nick of time for holiday celebrations, this quick to prepare recipe for Spiked Eggnog Punch is a luscious crowd-pleaser. And using this unique punch bowl from Anchor Hocking to serve guests adds a vintage touch to the celebration. The cups may be attached to the bowl for style and practicality—and will encourage them to have a cup of cheer.
So go ahead and indulge with family and friends in a festive potion that’s mingled with seasonal flavors. After all, this is a luscious way to celebrate the time-honored taste of the holidays.
SPIKED EGGNOG PUNCH
2 (1/2 gallon) cartons regular or light eggnog
2 cups brandy
Freshly grated nutmeg
Fresh, lightly whipped cream
In a large punch bowl, combine eggnog, brandy, and freshly grated nutmeg. Ladle into cups; top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of fresh-grated nutmeg. Makes 24 servings.
Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing photography and serveware
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the 40 shades of green with a frosty beverage as pretty as the landscape of Ireland.
Perfect for both children and adults, this refreshing drink calls for minimal ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. Keep the ingredients on hand for a last-minute treat that can easily be adjusted by using your favorite gelatin in place of lime.
Sprinkle with candy shamrocks to add a festive touch in honor of St. Patrick—and don’t forget your shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day. After all, March 17 is a day for the wearin’-o’-the-green. From my family to yours, Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Cheers!
(Since there’s no such thing as having too many green beverages, here’s a recipe for Green Beer. Enjoy!)
1 pint vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
1/4 cup lime gelatin (from a 4-serving size package)
3/4 cup milk or reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup half-and-half or fat-free half-and-half
3 to 4 drops green food color (optional)
Whipped cream (optional)
Candy sprinkles (optional)
In a blender, combine ice cream, gelatin, milk, half-and-half, and food color, if desired. Blend until thickened, about 25 seconds. Pour into glasses; top with whipped cream and candy sprinkles, if desired. Makes 3 servings.