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Liquid Luck.

 “May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.

May your heart be as light as a song.

May each day bring you bright,

 happy hours that stay with you all the year long.”

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St. Patrick’s day is tomorrow! Like most people I have to work so we decided to have our own celebration today! I’m not a huge drinker and really don’t like beers like Guinness however certain times of the year its acceptable to enjoy a cold one. Have you ever thought about which beers are the top Irish beers? I mean we know beer is beer but which ones are Irish and which ones are, well, not? Here’s a list of the top Irish beers:

Beamish Stout

Guinness Draught

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Murphy’s Irish Stout

Ohara’s Celtic Stout

Porterhouse Brewing Co. Oyster Stout

Harp Lager

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale

Murphy’s Irish Red

Smithwick’s Irish Ale

Visit this site for more details on each beer.

Not in the mood for a cold beer? I got you covered!

I usually don’t drink beer either so I of course made a back up. This is possibly the easiest to make as well!

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All you need is:

A cup

A shot glass

Mango Juice

Pineapple Juice

Coconut Rum

Melon Liquor

Optional: Liquid Green Food Coloring

Measure out 1 shot of coconut rum, 1 shot of melon liquor, 3 shots of pineapple juice,

3 shots of mango juice — pour all into a shaker with ice (optional liquid green food coloring, if you want a more vibrant green color).

Give a quick shake or two and pour into a glass of choice.

Drink up! Told you it was easy! I’m a simple kind of gal.

No matter what drink you decide to enjoy St. Patrick’s day, please enjoy responsibly.

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Sangria Floats

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” – Plautus

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On my way to work the other day I was running extremely early and there just happens to be a Target right where I exit the freeway. Darn the luck! I zipped in and found a few things I actually needed and also picked up this months copy of Food  Network Magazine.

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This June copy has some crazy good recipes and ideas to try out among them this little gem I found about Sangria Floats. What perfect drink for a hot summer day! These completely customizable bad boys are easy enough to make that you can have a family/friends barbeque serve these and not have to slave in the kitchen missing all the fun of having guests over. I hope you enjoy as much as I did sipping one of these while my kids played in the pool. I mean it did hit about 105* this weekend y’all; It’s officially summer in Texas!

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What You Will Need:

Bottle of your favorite Sangria

Container of Sherbet (Flavors vary, I used Pineapple because pineapple is my favorite)

Fruit for Garnish

What to Do:

For best results chill glass before hand for at least 3o minutes in the freezer.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out sherbet in ball formation. Fill glass with anywhere from three to four scoops depending on the size of your glass. Slowly pour over the Sangria over the Sherbet until glass if full.

Garnish with fruit if desired, and enjoy!

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