As you know, we are joining Guinness in breaking the World Record for the Largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Socially Superlative, along with 49 other websites and blogs across our great nation, has teamed up with Guinness to get YOU – our dear readers – celebrating with us and Guinness.

Want to join the fun and be commemorated in the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration EVER??

Head to www.Guinness.com and click “Join the Party” to find more about the festive party and sign the pledge.

Enter the referral code SOSP and you’ll be on your way to being registered!

You can also register to win a trip to Dublin!

In the meantime, why do you enjoy a Guinness?  Or, better yet – a Guinness cocktail!

Yes, there are such things.  Most of the ones that we enjoy are Guinness and just one other ingredient for a bonus, keeping it simple but new and exciting.  We did find one recipe that is very involved and takes time to prepare – but worth it?

Let’s start off slow, shall we?

Black Velvet

  • ½ flute of Champagne
  • ½ flute of Guinness Extra Stout

This famous drink was invented in 1861 at Brook’s Club in London. Prince Albert had died, everyone was in mourning, and the story goes that the steward at the club, overcome with the emotion of the occasion, ordered that even the champagne should be put into mourning, and proceeded to mix it with Guinness. The taste was so delicious, Black Velvet became extremely popular.

 

Black ‘n Black

  • 1 Dash of Blackcurrant
  • 1 can of Guinness Draught

Adding a dash of blackcurrant to your Guinness gives it a slightly different taste. This is not quite a full cocktail but the taste you will agree is great.

Trojan Horse

  • 60ml of Cola
  • 1 can of Guinness Draught

It looks like Guinness from the outside but if you’re a dedicated Guinness drinker the taste in there may take you by surprise. If the cola is ice-cold, it makes a refreshing summer’s drink, and creates some unusual sensations in your mouth.

Black Friar’s Pint

This cocktail found on Sloshed! is quite involved.  The recipes comes from Jacques Bezuidenhout, published in Food & Wine Cocktails ’09.

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz Cardamom-Cinnamon Guinness* (below)
  • ¾ oz Lustau East India sherry
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 large egg white
  • dash Angostura

Shake all ingredients without ice for thirty seconds. Add ice and shake again for thirty seconds or so. Strain into a champagne flute and garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon.

*Cardamom-Cinnamon Guinness

  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
  • 8 oz Guinness

In a small saucepan, lightly muddle the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick. Add the Guinness and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for one minute. Let cool, then strain the spiced Guinness into a jar, cover and refrigerate for up to three weeks.

Whew, sounds intensely delicious!  Take a stab at making your own cocktails and report back.

Remember, for St. Patrick’s Day and for all parties, please celebrate responsibly.

Yours,
Von