St. Patricks Day Drinks

Beer Cocktails: Who needs Hard liquor for a good time?

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…..When you think of the word cocktail, the first thoughts that come to your mind are often “fruity”, “girly”,  “not strong”, or “complicated” due to the many ingredients some involve. No so often though do we realize that a cocktail can be as simple as two ingredients and as strong as you want to make it. With the Superbowl right around the corner, hard alcohol will be flowing endlessly but not to be left out, Beer will be flying off the shelves as well. Some of us prefer a cocktail, some of us prefer a beer, but why not kill two birds with one stone? Though it can be done, I’m not talking about adding anything to beer…. other than more beer. Here are some tasty beer cocktails for the “purists” and “manly men” in the world featuring Guinness and several other well known brands.

Belgian Waffle:

1/2 pint Guinness Stout
1/2 pint Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Beer

Directions: Pour Blue Moon into a pint glass or beer mug half way to the top. Fill the other half by pouring Guinness over a spoon for the layered effect.

Black & Tan:

1/2 Pint Guinness
1/2 Pint Bass Ale

Pouring a perfect black and tan requires you hold your pint glass at an angle as you would when pouring a Guinness. Fill just over halfway with Bass Ale. Pour Draught Guinness over an upside-down spoon to disperse the flow. Let settle.

Half & Half

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Harp

Directions: A variation of the Black and tan. This is poured the same as a Black & Tan only substituting Bass with Harp

Chocolate Covered Raspberry

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Framboise

Directions: Pour in your framboise followed by your Guinness but no layering needs to be done. The result should leave a pinkish red tint to the froth on top.

Black & Blue

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Seadog Blueberry Wheat Beer

Directions: Pour Seadog till about halfway followed by a layering of Guinness with the use of a mixing spoon.

Alex is a full time sales and marketing professional in the consumer packaged goods industry with 8+ years experience in the wine and spirits industry. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.

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