- 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.
- TIP: Be sure to add the coloring or the liquor before you pour the beer, or else you’ll have to stir it.
- 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.'
- FACT: When St. Patrick was 16 years old, pirates captured him in his native Wales and sold him as a slave in Ireland.
You Will Need
- A light-colored beer
- Frosty beer mugs
- Green food coloring or blue curau00e7ao liqueur