It’s been a tradition for us to have a pint of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day and this year will be no different. But as we have become better mixologists over the course of the past year, we decided to combine our appreciation of Guinness and add a recipe or two to our cocktail repertoire.
For years we have been known to add a few ounces of Guinness to a Bloody Mary to tame down the acidity but we have rarely ventured out from this morning cocktail with Guinness. Now we are excited to drum up our creative juices and take a stab at three new Guinness Cocktails.
Here are recipes for making a St. James Flip, Black Velvet, or Dean Swift, all using tasty Guinness Stout! The spirits being suggested are all from the Diageo portfolio, owner of Guinness, and can be substituted by a similar spirit that’s in your bar or what’s locally available at your nearby liquor store. If you’re not sure on the spirit itself, it’s great to search for a the 50mL container size.
St. James Flip Ingredients:
1 oz. Black Strap Rum
0.5 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1/2 of a fresh egg
1.5 oz. Guinness® Foreign Extra Stout or Guinness® Draught
Grated nutmeg Instructions:
Combine all wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake without ice. Add ice to the shaker and continue to shake until the mixture is smooth and frothy. Strain cocktail into a small goblet and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Black Velvet Ingredients:
Half a flute of Champagne
Half a flute of Guinness® Extra Stout Instructions:
Pour Guinness Draught into a champagne flute. Add champagne carefully pouring over the curved side of a spoon, so it does not mix with the Guinness and serve.
Dean Swift Ingredients:
1 oz. Johnnie Walker Whisky®
2 oz. Guinness® Foreign Extra Stout
1 oz. Claret or Bordeaux style wine
0.25 oz. Demerara syrup
1 teaspoon Allspice Dram Liqueur
Grated nutmeg Instructions:
This is a warm cocktail served in an Irish coffee goblet. Combine all the ingredients except the whisky in a saucepan and heat the liquid. Pour into a preheated glass and add Johnnie Walker® Whisky to the top. Grate with fresh nutmeg and enjoy.
For the second consecutive year, Guinness is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a bit more subdued manner. Guinness is raising #AToastTo their heroes on the front lines and essential workers, pubs and bartenders, and their community of friends near and far by donating $600,000 to continued COVID-19 relief efforts.
Fans can raise a pint with us and share what they’re toasting to this year by using #AToastTo and tagging @GuinnessUS. Guinness will donate an additional $1 (up to $100,000) to participating organizations for every qualifying post through March 21.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.