St. Patrick's Day: Learn How to Make Green Beer With These Simple Steps

A waitress prepares green beers during St. Patrick's Day celebrations at Sheraton Hotel on March 14, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

Whether you’re hosting a St. Patrick's Day party or simply treating yourself to a delicious cocktail we have some tips and tricks to make a refreshing green beer. "On a typical day, Americans drink about 600,000 pints of the Dublin-based beer. But on St. Patrick's Day, about 3 million pints of Guinness are downed," Guinness said to USA Today, adding that "analysts are predicting that 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide, during this year's holiday." So let's celebrate the holiday and the luck of the Irish by making some green beer for our festivities, cheers!

What you’ll need:

  • Beer mugs
  • Pilsner, Pale Ale or Corona 
  • Green food coloring Or Midori Melon Liqueur.

Step 1: Chill some beer mugs in the freezer.

Step 2: When the mugs are cold and frosty, add three drops of green food coloring to the bottom of each but if you’d prefer not to use food coloring you can add of shot of blue curaçao or Midori Melon liqueur.

Step 3: Pour the beer into your glass, try to use a light beer such as Pilsner, Pale Ale or Corona. 

Step 4: Raise your glass and say “Sláinte!

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Juliana Barrera

Juliana Barrera started her mass communications career in the entertainment business at Estefan Enterprises, where she successfully participated in a variety of projects related to production, marketing and public relations for the company. She worked for three years as a writer and editor at La Vox Media group, the platform for an independent voice for Hispanic America. Additionally, she completed an internship at VIACOM  engaging audiences through pro-social initiatives. 

Juliana is a graduate student from Florida International University, her major is mass communications  and she has a minor in psychology. Her work has been published by HuffPost LatinoVoices, Latin Times, VOXXI, politic 365, La Opinión and others.