Five Guinness cocktails you can make in minutes

Did you know you can create delicious cocktails from a can of the black stuff? Read on for inspiration on how to make the most of the classic Irish beer.

Five Guinness cocktails in a row in different shaped glasses

Five Guinness* cocktails you can make in minutes...
*Or use another stout - whatever you fancy!

1. Purple Guinness

Pour 440ml can stout into a tall glass then add 50ml blackcurrant cordial and serve. 
(Serves 1)

2. Guinness Martini

Pour 50ml dark rum into a jug with a handful of ice and add 25ml cold espresso coffee, 25ml vodka, 25ml crème de cacao and 100ml stout. Stir with a long spoon until the outside of the jug feels cold then strain into 2 martini glasses and serve. 
(Serves 2)

3. Mulled Guinness 

Place 500ml pressed apple juice440ml can stout, 1 cinnamon stick and 1 star anise into a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer then add 1 tbsp honey, stir, take the pan off the heat and remove the whole spices. Divide the mixture between 4 heat proof glasses and serve. 
(Serves 4)

4. Black Velvet

Half fill Champagne flutes with stout, then slowly top them up with chilled Champagne.

5. Guinness black Russian

Pour 25ml coffee liqueur, 25ml of vodka and 100ml cola into a tall glass with ice. Stir gently just to combine, top with 100ml stout and a wedge of lime to serve.  
(Serves 1)

Are you a fan of stout? We'd love to hear your serving suggestions... We have lots more drinks inspiration on our cocktail page, too. 

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15th Mar, 2017
Guinness with a shot of port... very smooth and quite potent!
16th Mar, 2016
Poor man's (or woman's) black velvet. Take a pint glass. Half fill with cider and then top up with Guinness. Delicious
13th Mar, 2016
Not stout per se but relevant: Baby Guinness. Fill two thirds of a shot glass with coffee liqueur, then float Baileys on top using the back of a teaspoon.
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