Guinness Black Magic Cocktail

I had 2 bottles of Guinness stout in my refrigerator at the start of this week. Making Guinness Irish Soda Bread used 1 of those bottles, but what to do with the last 1? I like to finish out the week with a beverage review, so it was off to Pinterest to find an Irish-themed drink recipe.

Irish Coffee was out because it doesn’t use Guinness (I was a little sad about that). A Guinness chocolate milkshake sounded good since I know Guinness pairs well with chocolate (this brownie recipe is proof!). Then I found the Guinness Black Magic Cocktail recipe, and I was hooked. I loved the idea of blending the quintessential Irish beer with American bourbon, and the addition of blackberries sealed the deal. Let’s see how this Guinness cocktail turned out.

A gorgeous cocktail to toast with on Halloween or St Patrick’s Day – Guinness, bourbon, blackberries and lime.

Recipe Author: Lucy at Supergolden Bakes
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The Ingredients

This is yet another recipe that doesn’t have a long or complex list of ingredients. A quick trip to the liquor store for the bourbon and grenadine, followed by a stop at the grocery store for the limes and blackberries didn’t take too long. Then I was ready to get mixing my first ever Guinness cocktail.

Guinness Black Magic Cocktail Ingredients
Guinness stout, bourbon, grenadine, blackberries, and lime juice

The Process

This recipe was pretty quick and easy to make. I had my cocktail mixed, poured, and garnished in 5 minutes, just as the recipe stated. The directions were very straightforward and easy to follow. You’ll need a few pieces of equipment besides the obvious ice and a glass, but nothing unusual:

* The citrus reamer isn’t a requirement, but it makes juicing the lime quicker and more thorough. A juicer would also work.

Guinness Black Magic Cocktail

So how was it?

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When I first read the recipe for this cocktail, I figured I would either love it or hate it. It turned out to be somewhere in the middle. The Guinness and lime were the first tastes I noticed, followed by a slight sweetness from the bourbon and grenadine. I can’t say I tasted the blackberries at all, though they might have been a part of that initial tartness. It’s hard to say. The bitter aftertaste of the Guinness finished off the flavors. All in all, I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’ll be making this recipe again since I have other bourbon cocktails I prefer. And Guinness is just delicious by itself.
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Guinness Black Magic CocktailWhen I first read the recipe for this cocktail, I figured I would either love it or hate it. It turned out to be somewhere in the middle. The Guinness and lime were the first tastes I noticed, followed by a slight sweetness from the bourbon and grenadine. I can’t say I tasted the blackberries at all, though they might have been a part of that initial tartness. It’s hard to say. The bitter aftertaste of the Guinness finished off the flavors. All in all, I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’ll be making this recipe again since I have other bourbon cocktails I prefer. And Guinness is just delicious by itself.