Because we keep it classy at Simple Cocktails, the arrival of St. Patrick’s Day is more a reason to turn our drinking attention on the products of Ireland briefly, and less of a reason to dye things green and drink terrible beer.
Last year I gave you a few good ideas for simple St. Paddy’s drinks, and this year I focus on one of my favorites: the Caramel Guinness. Try this beer cocktail out for St. Patrick’s Day (or any day that calls for a great drink!):
In a frozen pint glass, pour a shot (1 1/2 oz) of caramel liqueur (common brands include Lovoka and Godiva). Top with very cold Guinness Draught. Sláinte!
Since the U.S. celebrates Irish heritage annually through “cultural” overindulgence on St. Patrick’s Day, I’m going to give you some easy recipe choices for your home bar that are neither green nor lame. Let’s start this list with a Simple Cocktails first: a beer cocktail!
1 1/2 oz caramel liqueur, such as Lovoka or Godiva
fill remainder of a pint glass with Guinness Extra Stout
Benjamin Guinness single-handedly saved St. Patrick’s Cathedral from ruin in 1860 with a £150,000 donation (roughly $15 million in 2013 money), paying for the entire cost of a full restoration of the church.