If you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are having a St. Patrick’s Day dinner tonight, then you need to learn how to create the perfect pint of green beer while avoiding common pitfalls.
What you’ll need:
- Pint glass
- Green food coloring
- Use a light-colored beer such as a pilsner or pale ale. The lighter the beer, the brighter the color. A dark beer will require more food coloring, which leads to green teeth.
- Add beer to the coloring. To avoid flat beer, grab a pint glass and squeeze in 3- 5 drops of green food coloring. Slowly pour beer from a 12-ounce can or a 16-ounce bottle into the glass. Watch the color mix as the beer goes in. Want more color? Add a drop or two more of food coloring. If you put the beer in first, you’ll have to stir it which will make the beer go flat.
- Stick with liquid green food coloring that comes in the little squeeze bottles. Adding blue to yellow-hued beer seems like a clever alternative, but we don’t recommend, because you’ll end up with turquoise beer.
From all of us at Foxridge Apartments, please drink your green beer in moderation and responsibly; and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Image and recipe - bettycrocker.com