After the corned beef and cabbage is cleared off the table it’s time to get down to a little St. Patty’s Day dessert. I’m gonna go ahead and assume you’ve outgrown the green frosted cupcakes in the baked goods aisle at the supermarket, and suggest something a little more adult.
The first is an alternative to the traditional Irish coffee, going for more of a tea feel, from the folks at Bushmills® Irish Whiskey. Distillers of whiskey since 1608 they know how to make your St. Patty’s Day more fun than a busload of drunken leprechauns.
The drink is called the Burning Bush (I’ll spare you the double entendres), and to make it you’ll need:
1 1/2 oz Bushmills® Irish Whiskey
1 oz honey
3 oz hot water
Lemon wedge spiked with cloves
Place lemon wedge in a toddy glass. Pour whiskey and honey over lemon. Fill with hot water. Stir.
The other suggestion is a unique dessert/drink recipe from LaLoo’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream. Yup, goat’s milk. It’s much lower in fat than traditional ice cream – 4.5 grams vs. 17 grams, you gotta watch that gut – but is just as rich and creamy. (BONUS: LaLoo’s has a $1 off coupon you can download here.)
La-Loo’s Deep Chocolate and Guinness Float
2 generous scoops La-Loo’s Chocolate Ice Cream
2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
4-5 ounces Guinness Beer
Put half of the beer in a tall, chilled mug. Add chocolate syrup and mix. Float ice cream on top of mixture and fill with remaining beer making sure to create foam on top for added drama.