With St. Patrick's Day coming up, there's no better time than now to break out all your favorite Irish recipes. There's an excess of traditional recipes and drinks to choose from to pump up the spirit. Whether you're stirring up an Irish buck or slow-cooking corned beef and cabbage, Ireland is home to some iconic recipes that can't be missed. Grab your green and get ready for a St. Paddy's celebration any food and drink enthusiast would want an invite to.
Black and Tan
Though it requires a steady hand, it's absolutely eye-catching to layer dark and pale beers in a black and tan .
Boxty With Salmon
One part pancake and one part hash brown, boxty , topped with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, and dill fronds, is an ideal brunch dish.
Green Velvet Cake
Show off your vibrant St. Paddy's Day spirit with this green velvet cake . The white chocolate cream cheese frosting makes it an instant crowd-pleaser.
Since you may not be in San Francisco for St. Patrick's Day, the city's Buena Vista Cafe  shared with us its technique for Irish coffee , a mix of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream.
Irish Soda Bread
This Irish soda bread  is a quick bread like no other. Raisins and caraway flavor the loaf, but a hefty slab of butter sends the bread over the edge.
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
Fans of the whiskey-and-beer bombs will appreciate the cupcake rendition  of the famed drink. From whiskey ganache to Irish cream frosting, it'll be tough to only have one serving of this sweet dessert.
The best Irish nightcap is a bit of Baileys. Your own Irish cream  makes the end of an evening even better.
Guinness and Onion Soup
Reinvent the classic French onion soup with Irish onion soup , which showcases two Irish flavors: Guinness and cheddar.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Delicious, and keyword easy, this slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage  dish is one that you'll fall in love with.
Top dark beer with a scoop of ice cream for a boozy float  unlike any other.
Guinness Beef Pot Pies
These hearty Guinness beef pot pies  will fill guests up so they can keep about their senses when hitting the town for the holiday.
Minty, marshmallowy grasshopper pie  with an Oreos crust is a retro pie worth assembling for the holiday.
A fizzy Irish buck  combines Irish whiskey, ginger ale, and lime juice for boozy perfection.
Try a unique, creative spin on corned beef and cabbage with this pizza recipe .
Minty McDonald's Shamrock Shake
McDonald's Shamrock Shake , a bright green vanilla-mint milkshake, is always a St. Patrick's season favorite. Now you can re-create it at home.
Colcannon  is an authentic Irish dish made of kale, potatoes, Irish bacon, and butter, of course! It's no wonder why there are songs written about it.
Guinness Ice Cream
There's no better way to indulge in Guinness than with this sweet ice cream recipe , garnished with chocolate-covered pretzels.