There’s nothing quite like waking up on a special day and realizing that you are totally unprepared.
Let me be more specific.
This morning, St. Patrick’s Day, I woke up and had not one thing green I could share with the world of social media.
No green nail polish.
No green pajama pants.
I’ve already shared this tote bag and while it’s super cute….it’s not green.
And I already pulled this Fizzy Lemonade from the archives so I couldn’t post it again.
So, while I was preparing my coffee drowning in my sorrows that I had nothing green, I had the bright idea to spike my coffee with a little creme de menthe.
Because I’m lazy, or perhaps because the creme de menthe leftover from this pie has looked lovely and festive sitting on my counter all this time- there it was, looking at me saying “go ahead, put me in your coffee”.
So I thought, well why the heck not?
Now, I don’t know that you can really call this a recipe so I’ll skip the task of putting it into a nice little recipe card for you but you’ll just brew your coffee like normal. Add no more than 1 tsp of the creme de menthe (any more than that and your coffee will turn a green that’s not so photogenic), sugar to your preference and 1/4 cup of half and half. Pour into a mason jar partially filled with crushed ice, top with whipped cream and a sprig of mint and call it a day.
Or, if you’re really wanting to jump in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun grab a striped straw and pat yourself on the back that you saved the day.
And if you can’t find anything at all to wear green on this fine and festive occasion, just keep your St. Patrick’s Day iced mint coffee on hand at all times.
Oh, hey! You can’t pinch me because I have a green straw in my mouth.
I know. Genius.
Hope your day is lucky!!!