With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I can’t help but mentally flip through visions of the many quintessential St. Patrick’s Day icons. Think leprechauns and corned beef and cabbage served on menus throughout town. Think mugs of green beer and shots of Jameson® Irish Whiskey along with “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirt-clad friends.
Speaking of all things green, you can shake things up and offer this lovely green Leprechaun’s Kiss cocktail alongside your Guinness milkshake. How yummy!
Yes, March is here and it’s time to celebrate all things green, Irish, and festive, so I’m presenting a drink you’ll want to add to your annual St. Patty’s Day party line-up: A Guinness® milkshake.
The best-known of Irish beers, Guinness® is a dry stout beer that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness in 1759 at St. James Gate, Dublin. And while there are stories and even books written about how to properly enjoy one (including the science of perfecting the perfect pour into a pint glass!), I’ve found a way to build on this beauty of a beer by making it into a milkshake worthy of even the King of all leprechauns!
Enter Jameson® Irish Whiskey and some chocolate ice cream and this beloved Irish beer enters a whole new level of St. Patrick’s Day greatness. This milkshake is easy to construct with only three ingredients, and as soon as you make it for your friends everyone will be asking for the recipe!
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Guinness® Alcoholic Milkshake Recipe
Glass: Pint glass
Extras: Canned whip cream and dark chocolate syrup for garnish
Servings: 2 milkshakes
- 4 cups chocolate (or vanilla) ice cream
- 2 shots Jameson® Irish Whiskey
- 1 bottle Guinness® Irish Stout
- Add all ingredients to blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth.
- Pour contents into pint glasses.
- Garnish with swirl of whipped cream and ribbon of chocolate syrup.
As you and your friends happily sip away at this delicious Irish treat, you can impress your friends further by explaining to them that not only is Guinness® beer famous worldwide (it’s served in 150 countries), but it’s also the reason the Guinness Book of World Records exists!
The idea for a “book of records” began in the early 1950s when Sir Hugh Beaver, the Managing Director for the brewery, created the very first book and provided it as a promotional item to pubs that served the beer. The first edition of the book even carried the historic harp logo on its cover, much like every bottle of Guinness® displays to this day.
So feel free to proudly sport that “Kiss Me, I’m Irish!” T-shirt this year and impress your friends with a little Guinness® history and an amazing alcoholic milkshake recipe that will make you re-think ever reaching for another green beer on St. Patrick’s Day!