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St Patrick Drinks

Laura Miller

This week, Laura shows us three different drinks to help you get through an epic day of St. Patrick's Day drinking.

Irish Coffee

Ingredients

  • Fresh pressed coffee

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk

  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut sugar

  • Whiskey

Instructions

  1. Refrigerate can of coconut milk overnight, to separate the meat from the liquid

  2. Flip the can over and remove bottom with can opener. Drain the liquid and set aside. Remove the 'meat' from the can and place in a bowl. Using a hand mixer or a whisk - beat until a whipping cream consistency is achieved.

  3. Prepare coffee in a French press

  4. Put coconut sugar in the bottom of the glass

  5. Pour coffee into mug, add whiskey, stir and top with coconut cream

Irish Coffee

Green Juice Bomb

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 lemon

  • 10 ounces spinach

  • 1/2 bunch mint

  • 3' piece of ginger

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut all ingredients

  2. Juice the lemon and ginger together, set aside in a shot glass

  3. Juice remaining ingredients into a pint glass

Green Juice Bomb

Spiced Cider Toddy

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces apple cider

  • 1 teaspoon cloves

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 ounces whiskey

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • Lemon slices

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, bring apple cider to a boil

  2. Once boiling, remove from heat and add cinnamon and cloves

  3. Let steep for 8-12 minutes

  4. Add honey and whiskey to serving cups

  5. Pour cider through a strainer before serving

  6. Stir and garnish with mint, lemon and a cinnamon stick

Spiced Cider Toddy
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Transcript

- People love St. Patrick's Day. Especially bros who like to drink all day. I'm gonna show you three drinks that you can enjoy throughout the day to keep your energy up and help you celebrate. Because it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. Let's go make 'em. So this episode isn't really featuring any special health benefits. We're kinda just making fun drinks to celebrate the holiday. We definitely need something with a little bit of caffeine in it, so we're gonna make an Irish coffee. Alright, so let's start out with our first drink of the day. I just have some hot water here. You don't want boiling water. It should be about 180 degrees. Wanna pour it straight into my French press. Just be sure to spill some of it on the table for good luck. Perfect. Okay, just put the lid on. Don't press down. Let this sit for a couple minutes, and let's make some whipped cream. I know what you're thinking, "Laura, how are we gonna make whipped cream without dairy?" I'll tell ya. With coconut milk. So this is my coconut milk. I've had it in the fridge overnight. The trick here is to flip it, open it up, and what happens here is that the liquid will have risen to the top and the solid will be at the bottom. And what we're looking for is the solid cause that's what we're gonna make the whipped cream out of. So we're just gonna pour the liquid out and set this aside. You can put it in smoothies, or use it for baking or something, but we don't need it right now. And now I'm just gonna fish the solid part out of here. Ooh, watch out. And then you just whip it. Whip it good. One important thing when you're buying your coconut milk is to get coconut milk without any additives because sometimes it won't set up right. Don't let that be you. Get coconut milk without any additives. This is looking great. You could also add some vanilla or maple syrup in there to give it a little more flavor. I like it plain. So now we're just gonna put our drink together. Here's our cute glass. Gonna add some sweetener. This is coconut sugar. It's kind of the "it" sugar right now. Just gonna put a little down here. We're gonna press this down. We're gonna add some good old Irish whiskey. It's morning time, so a modest ounce is nice. Again, totally spilled that. That's okay. Gonna fill the rest of this up with coffee. Coffee's gonna help the coconut sugar to dissolve. And let's get some whipped cream on here. Perfect. Ah, the breakfast of champions. But as we all know, a bird with one wing cannot fly. Let's make another drink. Alright, we've had a great morning, and now we need to refuel with an Irish Car Bomb, green juice style. I've got my green juice and this shot of ginger lemon juice. Put 'em together? Irish Car Bomb. That was great. As the Irish say, "Shill-an, shill-an-che. "Slan-che. "Sláinte." Cheers. Congratulations, you've made it to the end of St. Patrick's Day. At this point you need something soothing and comforting and delicious and with enough alcohol to put you to sleep. So let's make a hot toddy. That was perfect. So we've got our apple cider boiling right now. I'm gonna turn off the heat, and add in some spices. I got cinnamon sticks, and some cloves. And then we're just gonna let that steep for a few minutes. Oh look, it's steeped. Let's make our hot toddy. We're gonna put a little honey in here. Not vegan, technically, but I am a fan of honey and it's perfect for this. We're gonna add a bit of whiskey. Don't be shy. You wanna sleep well tonight. We're just gonna put this straight through, catching the spices. Oh man, this smells good. Okay. That in there, let's give it a nice little stir. Get the honey mixed in. Perfect. Add a little mint. Some lemon. And you're practically drinking a salad. Cheers. Oh, that's perfect. And now I will perform my patented Laura Miller Irish Goodbye.

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