St. Patrick's Day Party Food Ideas
For hot punches, young Irish whiskeys work best. Heat intensifies the tannic edge of older whiskeys; young ones stay smooth.
Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with a whiskey-spiked bread pudding. I know, it's a big fat cliche wrapped in a stereotype inside a whopping pile of ethnocentrism. But it's amazing—the dish is a winner.—Andrew Zimmern
Sausage Potato Puffs
These tender potato puffs spiked with spicy sausages are easy and delicious oven-baked starters.
Mini Burgers & Crispy Onion Rings
These little burgers are extra juicy because they're made with a mixture of meats, including ground chuck and short rib. The accompanying onion rings are unbelievably crispy, thanks to the club soda in the batter.
Matt Lewis is enamored of fondue—in fact, he had a special pot made for dessert fondues at his former Manhattan shop, Chocolate Bar. His terrific cheddar-Jack cheese fondue includes whiskey, which adds a great kick.
Cool Ranch Kale Dip
This healthy, fast and supertasty version of a classic ranch dip features kale, labneh and buttermilk.
Potato Skins with Broccoli Pesto
Broiled instead of deep-fried, and filled with a nutrient-packed pesto made from broccoli and fresh herbs, these potato skins are extra healthy. Toss any leftover pesto with pasta or use as a sandwich spread. Peel and shred the broccoli stems for slaw.
Thumbprint cookies—made by pressing a small round of dough with the thumb to form an indentation—are great for filling with chocolate or jam. These thumbprints have a creamy, minty white-chocolate filling.
This sherry-spiked drink is a great option for those who wants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an elegant cocktail, yet still enjoy some Irish whiskey.
Porter Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Caramel Sauce
This richly flavored cake features quintessential Irish ingredients such as dark porter beer, dark brown sugar and whiskey.
Ginger-Miso Sweet Pea Spread
As a dairy-free alternative to creamy dips, the recipe here calls for pureeing sweet peas with scallions, ginger and jalapeño. The bright green color makes it perfect for your St. Patrick's Day theme party.
These easy meatballs are a great snack at any party.