Camila’s code does St.Patricks day!! Everything green! Drinks, food and fun crafts! #stpaddysday #camilascode #cocktails

Posted by Camila Alves on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Growing up in Brazil, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t celebrated like it is here in the States, but for me it’s become a fun holiday to celebrate with my family! There are so many drinks, foods and decorations around this special day. Today, I put together some easy ways to celebrate the holiday even if you’re tight on time. I included a craft and some easy “green” dishes to make tomorrow a little more festive.


Avocado Cucumber Salad

Serves 2 large salads or 4 small side salads

3 large avocados, pitted and chopped
1 large English cucumber – seeded and chopped
Juice of 1 large lime
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
2 Serrano or Jalapeño peppers thinly sliced
Mixed greens for plating
Wedges of limes for serving

In a mixing bowl combine the cucumber, avocado, lime juice, feta and cilantro. Gently stir to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on a bed of mixed greens. Top with desired amount of Serrano or Jalapeno peppers and serve with a wedge of lime.


Shamrock Cucumber Sandwiches

Serves 4

2 English muffins split or 4 slices of bread cut into shamrock shape
Tuna salad, chicken salad or hummus for spread on toast
12 slices of cucumber
4 thin slices of green pepper
Fresh Cilantro

Split English muffins and get four halves. Cut each half into a Shamrock design, making three leaves and lightly toast. Spread desired amount of tuna salad, chicken salad or hummus on top of each half. Place three slices of cucumber on each leaf and add the thin slice of green pepper to create the stem and add a small piece of cilantro in middle to complete your Shamrock.


Irish Eyes

Serves One
.5 oz Jameson Irish whiskey
.5 oz Green Crème de Menthe
1 oz of White Crème de Cacao
Cream or milk
Green sugar
2 Maraschino cherries
In a rocks glass filled with ice, combine whiskey, crème de Menthe, crème de Cacao and top with cream or milk. Garnish with 2 cherries through a sword/stir straw and sprinkle with green sugar.

Baby Guinness (shot)

1.25 oz Kahlua
.5 oz of Bailey’s
In shot glass, layer Bailey’s on top of Kahlua and serve.


Green Pepper Craft

Green pepper
Green paint
Paper plate
Construction or craft paper

Make a horizontal cut, cutting the pepper in half. This is now your stamp. Dip the cut side of the pepper in the paint and press on the paper. Add a stem and a couple of lines inside the pepper outline and you have created your Shamrock.

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  • Rose says:

    Love watching your Camila’s Code every week for cool ideas and recipes! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share for Easter. Have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day… I’m definitely making that Baby Guinness shot! 🙂

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