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Green recipes for this St. Patrick's Day

March 16, 2015
<p>Hannah Levy/The State News</p>

Hannah Levy/The State News

Photo by Hannah Levy | The State News

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, MSU is about to become even greener than usual. With a shot of Irish whiskey to show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit, this recipe from the website Hot Eats And Cool Reads is a cocktail that will perfectly complement green attire.

Sparkling Leprechaun Kiss Drink


1 ounce Sour Apple Pucker

.5 ounce vodka

1 ounce lemon juice

.5 ounce simple syrup — made by combining equal parts water and sugar and heated until combined

1 drop green food coloring

Lemon-lime soda (to taste)


Green sugar (optional, used to rim glasses)

Mix all ingredients (except soda) in a shaker until combined. Wet the edge of a glass and dip in sugar to coat rim. Add ice to glass and pour shaker contents in. Top off with lemon-lime soda.

For those who aren’t planning on channeling their inner Irishman this St. Patrick’s Day, never fear, you can still join in on the festive fun. This recipe packs all the green-hued fun of St. Pat’s, but skips the booze to ensure you aren’t hungover for your 8 a.m. class Wednesday.

St. Patrick’s Day Punch from


1 carton of lime sherbet

1 two-liter of Ginger ale


Place lime sherbet either in a punch bowl or in individual glasses.

Top with ginger ale and allow to melt slightly before serving.

If you live in the dorms and don’t have access to a freezer, this next recipe is super simple and contains no high-maintenance ingredients.

Sprite and Kool-Aid drink from


1 two-liter of Sprite or 7UP

1 packet green Kool-Aid

Directions: Make green Kool-Aid according to package instructions and pour into ice cube trays. Freeze until hard. Place ice cubes in glass and pour soda overtop.

Of course, all that drinking is bound to make you hungry. These next few recipes will give you some inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day-themed snacks to keep your fun going all day (and all night) long.

St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats from


1/4 cup butter

4 cups marshmallows

5 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Green food coloring (optional)

3/4 cup Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows

Melt butter over low heat until completely melted. Gradually add marshmallows and stir often to avoid burning. When marshmallow/butter mixture is completely melted, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and green food coloring; mix well. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal. Once mixture is combined, stir in Lucky Charms marshmallows. Press mixture into square pan. Let sit until hardened, then cut into squares.

For those who truly wish to embrace the Irish culture this St. Patrick’s Day, take a look at this recipe for Irish Pasties from


1 pound roast beef, cooked and cubed

3-4 potatoes, cooked and cut into small cubes

Salt and pepper to taste

1 box pie crust

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the roast beef, potatoes and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Unroll the pie crust and cut in half. Fill each crust, fold over and seal. Place each pastry on a greased cookie sheet. Make a couple small slits in the top of each crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.


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