There’s something about the Fall/Winter season that gets me in the mood for bourbon. And dark beer. Chocolate and vanilla are nice too now that I think about it. Good thing I found this Bourbon Stout Cocktail recipe! It combines all of the aforementioned flavors with a bit of cream. I know bourbon and stout sound like an odd combo, but I’m game to give it a try. I might hate it, but this might also be the cocktail of my dreams. Let’s find out!
This holiday cocktail is perfect when served with warm chocolate cookies!
There aren’t a whole lot of ingredients for this cocktail, and I had a few on hand. I didn’t have proper bourbon, but I did have a bottle of Jack Daniels. It’s bourbon in everything but name, so I went with it.
I also had the vanilla and chocolate syrup on hand. It’s not specified, but I assume the author intended regular chocolate syrup. I, however, had to be fancy and only had dark chocolate syrup on hand, so that’s what I used.
That left me to shop for the half-and-half and chocolate stout. The first was simple enough to find at my regular grocery store. The chocolate stout was a little tougher to find, but I found a bottle at ABC.
Sometimes I like brewing up flavored simple syrups for cocktails, and sometimes I don’t want to be bothered. I was in an ‘I don’t want to be bothered’ mood, so I was glad this cocktail didn’t require any cooking. It didn’t even require a cocktail shaker, making it a great option for serving a crowd.
I know chocolate syrup needs a really good stir to blend with whatever it’s added to, so I decided not to mix up the cocktails in their glasses. Instead, I added everything but the half-and-half to a measuring cup so I give it all a good stir.
Then I poured the bourbon-stout mixture over ice in a pair of ice-filled rocks glasses, taking care to distribute it evenly. The amount of half-and-half wasn’t specified, so I just poured what I thought looked good. That’s it, cocktails done and ready to enjoy in just three minutes.