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At most bars — and parties, for that matter — St. Patrick’s Day means green beer. And while chugging hops with a side of food coloring is fine and all, 2017 is the year to break tradition. It’s time to make something that’s a pot of gold in its own right: Instagram gold, because everyone will be busting out their phones to post a pic of these so-kitschy-cute-it’s-almost-annoying Pot o’ Gold Shots.
They require a little more effort than tinting a pilsner or pale ale a lovely shade of shamrock, but it’s absolutely worth it. Use pineapple or lemon Jell-O for a golden yellow hue, or for more of an old fashioned vibe, go for orange — it’ll be sweeter than the classic cocktail, for sure, but a stellar pairing nonetheless.
If Jameson’s not your thing, you can easily substitute whatever liquor you’re into (though please, for the love of your tastebuds, don’t go with Baileys, Kahlua, or any other creamy booze). If you want to make a nonalcoholic batch, skip it entirely, and use a 1/2 cup of cold water in its place.
A dollop of whipped cream or thawed Cool Whip makes for perfectly fluffy clouds, and whatever you do, make sure you hit up the candy aisle for a batch of sour rainbow belts — they’re a must for completing the look. Otherwise these just look like micro cups of beer. And at that point, they might as well be green.
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