Why drink Guinness like everyone else to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day? Peacock your stout by making it into a mixed drink or a ‘beertail’.
You will love these Guinness based beertails while out at the bars this year, below are my top ten for St. Paddy’s Day…
Black Velvet – An equal mix of Guinness and champagne. I suggest you get sparkler with this cocktail because this is the best way to peacock a pint of stout.
Broadway Joe – Apparently this foamy drink is all the rage in Japan, whatever that means. It’s one part Coca Cola and one part Guinness. You may want to add a shot of Captain Morgan to this one to step it up a notch.
Black Fog – A pint of Guinness topped with a shot Chambord raspberry liqueur. The ladies will love this one.
Guinness and Black – Guinness with a splash of mi wadi (black currant or a black currant liqueur). Similar to the Black Fog.
Wasp Sting – Guinness and OJ, goes great with your bowl of beerial ya drunk.
Black & Tan – Guinness and Bass Ale, or really Harp, Magic Hat, Smithwicks, or Blue Moon – or just combine them all. These are pretty standard, but always good.
Black Death – Guinness and Magners Irish Cider (or Woodchuck/Strongbow), this is one of my favorites but don’t have too many of them. Due to the high sugar content in the Magners, you will be left with a killer Irish hangover (they can only be cured by drinking more Guinness).
Midnight – Guinness and port, never had it but sounds classy and I like that.
Shandy – Guinness and Sprite (or lemonade), use this as a last resort cocktail. Its pretty tasty but remember there is no alcohol in Sprite and it is full of sugar (sugar = hangover).
Irish Peacock – Guinness, Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, use a lit Roman Candle as a stirrer.
In conclusion, you don’t want to end up like Darby O’Gill hanging out with a lil’ leprechaun this St. Paddy’s, do you? Believe it or not, when I was in Dublin last October, Darby O’Gill and the Little People was on TV – you’d think it would be banned! Peacock your stout and you will find the ultimate pot of gold!