Happy St. Patrick's Day - when everyone's Irish!!
Celebrations started in Kansas City last Saturday with parades in the Irish parts of town. Again - everyone's Irish for this holiday, so there were lots of parades! Thursday is the official "green beer" day. For those not into beer, here's an alternative cocktail - shared by my friend J.K. O'Hanlon - author of Three Ingredient Cocktails. She has a variation of a Manhattan, using Irish whiskey to create the Emerald Cocktail - also known as the Paddy.
16" x 12" acrylic on canvas
©2014 Claudia True
Emerald Cocktail Recipe:
2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitter
Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
That's it! How easy! And how delicious. I can just hear the Irish laughter after one of these. But - since you're Irish at least for this day - I bet you won't stop at one . . .
O'Hanlon shared her Emerald Cocktail and an appetizer recipe in the 2015 Cooking with Friends calendar. I've done 8 calendars - each month has a friend's recipe and my art. So many paintings inspired by recipes! We're starting work on the 2017 calendar - the 9th! Look for more "recipe art" coming soon -
If you have the 2016 calendar, this art is hanging in your kitchen or somewhere with a recipe for a tasty pasta dish - Richard's Pasta Pappardelle. Thinking of it makes my mouth water! Richard Goldberg had this with his son in Charleston, SC and has a fun story about their experience.
"Richard's Pasta Pappardelle"
16 x 12" acrylic on canvas
© 2015 Claudia True
Don't have a 2016 calendar? Click here to purchase your very own.
This Thursday on your way for green beer or Emerald Cocktails, stop by Art Source & Design for their Third Thursday art openings and enjoy the art, wine and appetizers. 4:30 to 8:00. I'll be there 4:30 to 6:00. Would love to see you and share some Irish spirit.
Have a festive and safe St. Patrick's Day! Hugs to all my Irish friends - well that's all of you on March 17.
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.