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.
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.
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.