Greener BeeGreen TipsThis St. Patrick’s Day, Turn Friends and Family Green with Flavor Envy

SPARKS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

The McCormick Kitchens are coloring St. Patrick’s Day green with
flavorful, fun new recipes and tips. From kid-favorite emerald eats to
grown-up sweet treats, McCormick makes St. Patty’s day parties easy with
all you’ll need to turn friends and family green with flavor envy.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect occasion to get playful with bold colors
and bright flavors,” says Chef Mark Garcia of the McCormick Kitchens.
“Our easy recipes take favorite treats like cupcakes, shakes and
brownies — and add a bright green twist to make them a perfect fit for
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.”

The rich flavor of Pure Vanilla and Pure Peppermint Extracts take the
holiday’s colorful treats to the next level, delivering memorable
goodies that taste as delicious as they look. Whether you’re baking up
sweet homemade treats or adding a refreshing hint of peppermint to
decadent cocktails, these recipes and tips help make St. Patrick’s Day a
festive and flavorful occasion for all ages:

Kid-Favorite Emerald Eats

  • Luck o’ the Irish Cake Pops: Give the cake pop trend some St.
    Patrick’s Day spirit with Green Food Color and decorate with shamrock
    sprinkles for a festive dessert, inside and out.
  • Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes: A green twist on classic red
    velvet, these cupcakes take basic cake mix to delicious new heights
    with the addition of Pure Vanilla Extract, Green Food Color, sour
    cream and cocoa powder.
  • Emerald Mint Milkshake: This classic milkshake recipe is
    transformed into a flavorful, cool concoction with a hint of green and
    touch of Pure Peppermint Extract.

Grown-Up Green Treats

  • Peppermint Paddy Martini: This mint-chocolate-inspired cocktail
    gets a festive topping of rich whipped cream infused with Pure
    Peppermint Extract. A sugar rim, also with Peppermint Extract, makes
    this drink a distinctively decadent delight.
  • Irish Cream Swirl Brownies: This favorite takes on a seasonal
    twist with a splash of Irish cream liqueur and Green Food Color. The
    decadent brownie and swirl topping will leave everyone tapping their
    feet to a Celtic tune.
  • Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars: These cheesecake bars — with
    contrasting layers of green, white and chocolaty brown — get a hint of
    sophistication with invigorating Pure Peppermint Extract.

Green Goodies Guide

To bring bright hues to your entire St. Patrick’s Day spread, add a few
drops o’ green to your favorite beverages and store-bought items. The
experts in the McCormick Kitchens created this guide to help you add the
perfect emerald tint to go-to party foods:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO CREATE GREEN:

 

 

AMOUNT OF

 

 

ADD # DROPS

FOOD/BEVERAGE:

MCCORMICK FOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR:

Beer

 

 

12 oz.

 

 

5-6 green

Lemon-lime soda

 

 

8 oz.

 

 

6 green

Blue cheese dressing

1/2 cup

10-12 green

(for chicken wings)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranch or French onion

1/2 cup

10-12 green

dip (for chips, veggies

and potato wedges)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For full recipes and additional St. Patrick’s Day tips, visit
McCormick.com and Facebook.com/McCormickSpice. Look for McCormick Food
Colors and Extracts in the spice aisle of stores nationwide.

To download food photography, visit the digital press room at www.mccormick.com/foodmedia.

About McCormick

McCormick Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With
more than $3 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets
and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful
products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food
manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or
what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick brings
passion to flavor™! Visit mccormick.com
and Facebook.com/McCormickSpice
for more information.

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