Sorry folks! I am doing it again! Waving the sweet indulgent treats in front of you. Hey, at least I have included a few healthy options in this Irish Green Saint Patrick’s Day Desserts and Beverages List this time.
What is a holiday without festive sweet treats and beverages?
Yep… your right, a lame one.
But Why Green on Saint Patrick’s Day
Fun fact the color that people originally associated with St. Patrick was blue! Some ancient Irish flags even sport this color.
Green was finally introduced to St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the 18th century when the shamrock became a national symbol. Due to the shamrock’s popularity and Ireland’s landscape, the color stuck to the holiday.
Green is also the color that mythical fairies called leprechauns like to dress in—today, at least. But tales about leprechauns date back to before green was in: The fairies were first described as wearing red. But we will save that story for another day.
However, Leprechauns are actually one reason you’re supposed to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see. Some people also think sporting the color will bring good luck, and others wear it to honor their Irish ancestry.
So why not keep with the theme and color our desserts and beverages green on Saint Patrick’s Day? Fun, festive, and oh so delicious!
Irish Green Sweet Treats and Beverages Ideas
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in the 20 Irish Green Sweet Treats & Beverages You Will Need round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
Be safe this holiday season and make some memories that will last a lifetime as well as something green.