Sips and Light Bites For St. Patrick’s Day

easy and healthy st. patrick's day recipe, turkey pinwheels with Jameson and ginger
I haven’t always had the best luck on St. Patrick’s Day. #Gofigure

It all started in my final year of Pre-K. My mom picked me out a “green” shirt to wear to school that day and I happily got ready in the morning, ate my cheerios, and hopped in my car seat.

When I got to school, Nikki A. told me that my shirt wasn’t “green enough” and proceeded to pinch me so hard I cried until my teacher brought me an ice pack shaped like a teddy bear.

For the record, the shirt was a light olive and Nikki A. thought she was all that.

Now that I think about it, nothing bad has happened to me on St. Patrick’s Day since the pinching incident of 1999.

To make sure you have a perfect St. Patty’s Day, I’m sharing an easy peezy appitizer recipe with ya’ll today for the #galpallinkup. (There’s also an adult bevarage if you’re 21 and you can stomach whiskey.)

Alrighty….let me break it down for you. These are yummy, green pinwheels for your St. Patty’s day enjoyment.

What you’ll need:

  • spinach wraps
  • deli meat of your choice (I’m using turkey!)
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • mayo and/or mustard (I’m just using mustard.)
  • cheese (optional, I’m part of that #lactosefree life.)

how to: st. patrick's day appetizers, turkey pinwheels
What’s great about this recipe is that with just one full sized spinach wrap, you can make about 10 pinwheels. Play Subway employee as you pile on the ingredients and condiments to your liking, and then slice into wheels! The hardest part is making sure it doesn’t fall apart when you cut it, so wrap it up well and pile on more toppings to make it stick better!

Time for the special drink! I know it’s super out of character for me to be sharing a drink recipe. For the record, this was Cameron’s go-to when he studied abroad in Ireland this summer, so I can’t take credit. Drink responsibly you twenty-fun-ers!

What you’ll need:

  • Jameson whiskey
  • Ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Lime (optional, but that’s how the Irish do it!)

jameson and ginger drink recipe for St. Patrick's day
jameson and ginger drink recipe for St. Patrick's day
All you gotta do is add in your preferred ratio of ginger ale to Jameson. (Typically, it’s “roughly 1 part Jameson to 3 parts ginger all, all parts refreshing.” –

Aaaand that’s it!

I hope your St. Patrick’s Day is full of cute memes of animals dressed as leprechauns. (That’s what it’s all about, right?)

You can add your link to the #galpallinkup below. Be sure to check out the other posts in the linkup!


  • I love that you incorporated green through food rather than clothes or decor. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of green clothes (or decor), but I could definitely get behind these green bites for a St. Patrick’s Day themed party! They also look so good!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

    • cristina

      Thanks so much, Kayla! I’m not a huge fan of green clothes either, so celebrating with food is my favorite way to think green! 🙂 Hope your week is great!


  • Those pinwheels look so cute and yummy! Green is def not my favorite color in the world, but I know there are some weirdos out there who will pinch you if you don’t wear it so I always try to incorporate it somehow haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Mmmm that drink sounds yummy!! I might have to go out on Thursday and treat myself to a drink haha!

    xoxo A

  • Pinwheels are one of those classic foods that are so easy and delicious to make. I need to gather my ingredients up and get to spinning.

  • Yum! Such great app ideas. I’m crazy that wrap. Xoxo Mindy

  • That Jameson cocktail sounds so refreshing. Happy St Paddys Day!

  • My boyfriend is also a huge Irish whiskey fan and loves it with Sprite or Ginger ale! Great wrap recipe!

    • cristina

      Our boyfriends would be best buds!!

  • These look delicious! I’ll definitely have to try them!

  • Sydney

    Yum! Those pinwheels look delish!!
    xo, Syd

  • Amy

    Love me some pinwheels! these look so good!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Elana

    Yum, those pinwheels look so good!

  • I love pinwheels, they’re such a great snack! I’ll have to try this recipe out this weekend.

    Rachel |

  • I wore olive yesterday and someone told me my shirt wasn’t “green enough” too! I can relate to baby Christina! Haha .. I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day and those pinwheels look delicious!

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  • Chronicling Home

    I love festive drinks for holidays! I’ve never had Jameson though! I think its too strong for me! haha

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • Hope you had a great St. Party’s day!