How To Make Green Beer for St Patrick’s Day the correct way – quickly and easily. A must-know for all celebrating this special day
How to make Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day is not really rocket science ! But it may as well have been, as I had been making it wrong all these years.
St Patrick’s Day is all about green and gold. Of course a lot more, but I am talking about the colors surrounding this special Irish day.
But, even though we are all about green and gold (or rainbow)… did you know that the authentic color for St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland is in reality blue ?
Well, never the less, I love green, gold and yes definitely blue. Blue is in fact my favorite color since I was a little girl, never pink for me, blue.. always !
Anyhow, I used to add the food coloring to the beer in a large jug, mixed and then poured into the glasses.
So wrong, most of the foam goes lost with the mixing and re-pouring, and a beer is not a beer without any foam.
Look at the small beer shot glass – see, most of the foam is gone and I only poured from the large glass into the smaller one.
I’ll leave you with one of the best and most well known Irish quotes:
“There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were”
For a non-alcoholic beer use Bavaria (plain) or the new Castle Lager Free. Same taste, no alcohol !
More recipes for St Patrick’s Day you might like:
- Creamy Colcannon
- Irish Cream Bars
- Irish Dirt Pudding
- St Patrick’s Day Minty Shakes
- Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes
How To Make Green Beer (St Patrick’s Day)
- 2 cups Beer, any kind, the lighter the color the better
- 1-2 drops Green Food Coloring
- Pour a little Beer in an ice-cold glass/mug, holding the glass/mug at a slight angle – add a drop or two of the Food Coloring to the Beer – give only a light stir, then continue to fill the glass as you would normally do
- The Beer and Coloring will mix without being stirred
***For a non-alcoholic beer use Bavaria (plain), Castle Lager Free or Heineken 0.0
Calories value can also be found on the label of the beer you use (many different types, therefore please check first)
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 2 cups
Amount Per Serving Calories 204Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 19mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g
Nutrition value is not always accurate