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St Patrick's Day 2016: Eight delicious (and slightly bizarre) food and drink recipes to celebrate the Irish event
- 06:00, 12 MAR 2016
- UPDATED 11:57, 17 MAR 2016
- BY SOPHIE EVANS
From Guinness-flavoured cheesecake to bright green beer, these St Patrick's Day creations are the perfect way to celebrate the Irish event
Make your friends green with envy by giving your beer a colourful twist
You've stocked up on green accessories, bought an Irish flag and scouted out the cheapest bars in the area.
But what else can you do to prepare for St Patrick's Day ?
Well, why don't you try out these Irish-themed food and drink recipes ahead of the event on March 17?
That is, if you dare.
From Guinness -flavoured cheesecake to beer the colour of grass there are a number of delicious creations to help you enjoy St Patrick's Day.
Let us know how they turned out in the comments section below.
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1. Guinness chocolate cheesecake
They say all good things come in threes.
Well, this Guinness chocolate cheesecake is certainly an example of that.
The dessert would be a winning addition to any St Patrick's Day meal, appealing to beer-drinkers, cake fanatics and chocoholics alike.
This Guinness chocolate cheesecake would be the perfect addition to any St Patrick's Day meal
But it's apparently so good that you might decide to keep it for yourself.
One reviewer wrote that the dessert is 'simply amazing', describing its texture as 'a cross between a souffle and fudge'.
Another deemed it, 'without a doubt, one of the most heavenly chocolate cheesecakes I've ever made'.
For a review of the cake, click here ; or for advice on how to make it, click here .
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2. Green beer
Make your friends green with envy by giving your beer a colourful twist.
Follow this home recipe and you'll be pouring the perfect pint before you know it.
3. Rainbow bagels
If these amazing bagels don't catch your eye, then nothing else will.
The swirly green, orange and white treats have been launched ahead of St Patrick's Day.
But there's just one catch - you'll need to travel to New York to get one.
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These swirly bagels have been launched ahead of the Irish celebration on March 17
The bagels have been produced by The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, where hordes of people queue up every day to stock up on 'rainbow' masterpieces.
They were publicised in a photo on the hot spot's official Instagram page last week, with the caption: "It is never too early to get some luck of the Irish."
The products were made by the 'world's premier bagel artist' Scot Rossillo.
For more information on Scot's impressive range of bagels, click here .
4. And if you're not up for an impromptu trip to NYC... rainbow donuts
Leprechauns are said to hide their pots of gold at the end of rainbows.
So, why don't you celebrate the mischievous Irish fairies with these rainbow iced donuts?
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These rainbow iced donuts are brilliant - and we bet they taste nice too
All you'll need to create the delightful snacks are donuts (no surprises there), rainbow-coloured sprinkles, icing and shredded coconut.
Making these are simple.
First cut your donuts in half to make semi-circles.
Next dip them in icing and decorate with sprinkles to make your own rainbow.
Shredded coconut at the end of each semi-circle are the perfect addition to make your rainbows look like they are made from clouds.
For a step-by-step guide on how to make them, click here .
5. St Patrick's Day parfaits
Made of jelly, whipped cream and sprinkles, these parfaits are bound to win over both children and adults.
Prepare the desserts and leave them in the fridge to chill until you're ready to grab a spoon and dig in on St Patrick's Day.
To find out more, click here .
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These parfaits are bound to be a winner with both children and adults
Have your say in the comments below
6. Lime floats
Another kid-friendly creation - and one that is incredibly easy to make.
To make a lime float, you need just two ingredients - lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda.
Firstly, take a clear glass (ideally, a pint-sized jar) and fill it with several scoops of the lime sherbert.