St. Patrick’s Day is a nightmare for non-beer drinkers. Maybe it’s not a nightmare, more of an inconvenience. You go out on St. Paddy’s Day and try ordering anything other than beer. The funny looks you’ll get! More funny looks because you’re not wearing green. People around here take it personally. I’m sorry, but I’m not Irish! Do not kiss me, and do not even think about pinching me! This year I’m trying to fit in and I’m doing it with this green martini – melontini.
As the name suggests, melontini is made with a splash of melon liqueur. Weirdly, I love everything melon-flavored but I don’t like melons. Just call me the St. Patrick’s Day Grinch, mmmkay?
The closest to anything Irish I am is that I live in midst of Fighting Irish city – Notre Dame University. For almost twenty years living here, I have not once been to a single game. Tailgating is as far as I’ll go. I have nothing against the team or Irish, it’s just that I do not understand football and have no desire to learn the rules. We can talk soccer all you want, though. And we can talk over this super green St. Patrick’s Day martini. I’ll even cook something Irish for you.
Are you a beer drinker? Do you mind when someone takes a sip of beer from you glass (or bottle)? I have this thing where I always take the first sip of my husband’s drink. He’s so trained by now, he comes to find me if I’m not near him when he pours himself a drink. He’s a keeper!
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What do you cook and most importantly, what do you drink? Just remember, if you’re going out – drink responsibly! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Cheers!
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1 cup ice
4 ounces vodka
3 ounces melon liqueur
lime for garnish
Here’s a bonus:
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. It is a great time to celebrate the Irish in all of us, even if there isn’t any! There are a lot more ways to celebrate than drinking green beer. So Jan from The Tip Garden and Carlee from Cooking with Carlee got us together to share our best St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes. There is sure to be something for everyone!
Beef and Stout Stew from Caroline’s Cooking
Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Chocolate Stout Floats from The Chef Next Door
Easy 5 Ingredient Chocolate Mint Cookies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Grilled Cabbage Steaks from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Irish Tea Brack from Cooking With Carlee
Lucky Leprechaun Minty Milkshakes from Family Around the Table
Nana’s Shepherd’s Pie from The Tip Garden
Reuben Quesadillas from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Reuben Stuffed Crescent Rolls from From Gate to Plate
Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
St. Patrick’s Day Green Martini – Melontini from All That’s Jas
Stout Cupcakes with Irish Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Ulster Fry from Palatable Pastime
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