Being an average American, a few food and drink items immediately come to mind when I think about Irish recipes. Those made with corned beef, potatoes or cabbage and drinks made with Guinness, Irish whiskey or Baileys.
I realize I have a very narrow perspective on Irish food which is really quite pathetic given the fact that my ancestors came from Ireland.
Someday I will get there and really enjoy some traditional Irish fare, but until then, I will share some of my favorites from my limited experience. You will not find dishes made with nettles or cockles here!
In addition to the Irish recipes that are on our St Pat Theme page, we like the ones below.
There are hundreds, probably thousands, of Baileys cocktail recipes. Here are a few to get you started.
Mix Baileys with the schnapps, stir and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Optional: Mix concoction with hot coffee, top with whipped cream and sprinkle the cinnamon on top! Makes a great cocktail on a cold winter night.
Mix Baileys with other ingredients in your favorite cocktail glass and garnish with a mint leaf.
Click here to learn how to make Homemade Baileys. It is a fantastic holiday gift bottled up in Mason jars and decorated with raffia ribbon.
This recipe for Irish cream coffee is one of my favorites. As you drink this concoction, you can feel your insides heat up from the top of your head to the tips of your toes! Perfect with some shortbread cookies.
First mix Irish Whiskey with brown sugar and coffee until sugar is dissolved. Very carefully, dollop whipped cream on top and enjoy!
Find more international coffee recipes here.
Mix all ingrdients in a martini shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled, strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries.
Find more of our best martini recipes here.
In this video, a representative from Embury Cocktails teaches us how to make a Jameson Irish Whiskey Sour. I haven't tried one yet but it looks like an easy-to-make Irish cocktail.
Guinness Corned Beef is best when slow roasted on low heat. The combination of brown sugar and Guinness creates a rich, brown sauce when baked.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Rinse the beef completely and pat dry. Place the beef on a rack in a roasting pan.
Rub the brown sugar on the corned beef to cover all sides. Pour the Guinness gently over the beef to wet the sugar but not wash it off. Cover and place in preheated oven. Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with warm bread and butter.
Looking for another easy corned beef recipe? Try this no-fail recipe for Crock Pot Corned Beef.
Are you hosting a St Patricks theme bash? Find more easy Irish recipes and St Pat theme ideas here.