St Patrick's Day Cocktail
For St Patrick's Day, we wanted to make something that was truly mind-blowing.
The cocktail we present today is truly unique. In our experiments, we tinkered with the idea of creating something green, but we didn't want our cocktail to fall into the background. We needed something that stood out in both profile and taste yet also screamed Ireland.
We left this job to Matthew, our half Irish geek - St Patrick's day for him is important for a lot of reasons, but the key one being bringing his family all together and celebrating their heritage and faith. What he concocted was the Ginness!
Yes, you read that right; essentially Gin (not just any gin mind, Minus 33 of course) and Guinness. Now, I know what you're thinking some things should never be mixed, and we'll admit, we were sceptical on this one however, this cocktail blew our minds - it is DELICIOUS.
As we did with the Minus 33 recipe, we even ran it by countless people, to make sure we weren't alone - and people loved it. If you like Gin and you like Guinness, heck, even if you don't, you HAVE to try this one (disclaimer* it does look a bit like a vodka coke though).
After tasting it and realising that it actually tastes pretty good, your next question may be, but why?
Our answer to that is simple - for the craic, why else?! We both like gin and we both like Guinness, so we thought, why not? It also gave us an excuse to drink Minus 33 and Guinness in the office while we were 'working'. The end result was even better than we could have imagined!
If you feel like kicking back and starting your St Paddy's Day off right this Friday, have a taste of our Ginness cocktail below:
What you will need:
50ml of Minus 33
100ml tonic water
Lime wedge for garnish
- In a tall hi-ball glass, place the ice cubes in.
- Pour Minus 33 and tonic over the ice.
- Stir for a few seconds with a long spoon
- Slowly pour the Guinness over the Minus 33 mixture.
- Add the 'green' lime wedge as garnish.