When people think about Guinness, they usually think about drinking this strong beer with a hearty meal.
But you can also use Guinness to make delicious cocktails, making them perfect for various occasions.
Try out a Guinness cocktail at your next happy hour, game night with friends, or special event. To help you select your favorite, here’s a list of the best Guinness cocktails.
Guinness Punch combines this popular beer with several sweet and floral ingredients like vanilla extract and ground nutmeg, which give it a lovely aroma and flavor.
The mix of Guinness and condensed milk make this cocktail not too sweet but refreshing and delicious, perfect for an afternoon sip.
Irish Car Bomb
One of the most popular Guinness cocktails is the infamous Irish Car Bomb. An Irish Car Bomb consists of just three ingredients: Irish whiskey, Irish cream, and, of course, Guinness!
It seems simple, but the trick to making a perfect Irish car bomb and getting the best visual result is slowly pouring the cream on the whiskey before dropping the combined shot into the pint of beer.
Black Velvet Cocktail
Mixing sparkling wine or champagne in cocktails is nothing new, but people usually don't think to do it with a stout.
However, a Black Velvet cocktail is just that - champagne and Guinness combined in one glass. This drink is ideal for when you're celebrating a special event but still craving the taste of a good old stout.
Guinness Whiskey Cocktail
If you love coconut flavors in your cocktails as much as I do, you'll love the Guinness Whiskey Cocktail.
It combines beer, Irish whiskey, and cream of coconut for a decadent finish. This particular recipe calls for angostura bitter and cinnamon syrup for extra warmth and sweetness, making it perfect for a holiday event.
Black Fog Cocktail
The Black Fog is a simple cocktail that incorporates just two elements: Guinness and raspberry liqueur.
This cocktail goes swimmingly with raspberry desserts, such as a raspberry cheesecake. And, like all Guinness cocktails, you can pair it with any chocolate dessert you choose. It's a good choice for parties and events since it's easy to make!
This float has all the sweetness of a classic root beer float but with an adult twist, thanks to Guinness.
A Guinness Float is made with scoops of vanilla ice cream atop a half-pint glass of Guinness. It's best served with chocolate sauce or whipped cream for extra decadence.
Guinness Bloody Mary
You might assume this unique twist on the classic Bloody Mary calls for Guinness instead of vodka. But it calls for Guinness and vodka, creating a combination of boozy and savory flavors.
This cocktail also features Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, and other classic elements to create an ideal Bloody Mary with a bit more fizz and pizzazz.
Black Magic Guinness Cocktail
Black Magic is a well-loved drink, especially on St. Patrick's Day.
It's a little more involved than some of the other Guinness cocktails on this list, as it incorporates bourbon for oaky notes and extra booziness, lime juice for a citrusy touch, and blackberries for a tart finish.
It's not complicated, but because it takes a bit more time to make, it's popular for special events and holidays.
Guinness Black Russian
White Russian gets its name from the dairy, but Guinness Black Russian is made with dark beer instead.
The combination of vodka, Guinness, and coffee liqueur makes for a creamy, boozy beverage best enjoyed after dinner or as a nightcap.
Guinness and Baileys Milkshake
You can't go wrong with putting Baileys in a cocktail, and a Guinness Milkshake is no exception.
A Guinness and Baileys Milkshake is ideal for warm summer days when you want something sweet but still creamy and delectable.
The rich, chocolaty flavor of Guinness is perfect for making delicious cocktails.
Enjoy the smooth taste of Guinness in each drink, complementing flavors like whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, and more.
What are your favorite Guinness cocktails? Let us know in the comments below!
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