How to Make Green Beer

What would St. Patrick's Day be without green beer? Here's how to make it—with and without food dye.

You will need

  • A light-colored beer
  • Frosty beer mugs
  • Green food coloring or blue curau00e7ao liqueur

Step 1 Chill beer mugs Chill some 16-ounce beer mugs in the freezer.

Step 2 Add food coloring When the glasses are nice and frosty, add a few drops of green food coloring to the bottom of each.

Step 3 Substitute curaçao If you’d prefer not to use food dye, add of shot of blue curaçao liquor to each mug instead of the coloring.

Step 4 Add beer Pour light-colored ale into the chilled mug, since beer that’s dark to start will just get darker when dyed. Add more food coloring if necessary.

Step 5 Raise your glass Raise your glass and offer this traditional Irish blessing: ‘May the road rise to meet you; May the wind be always at your back; May the sun shine warm upon your face; And rains fall soft upon your field; And until we meet again; May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.’