Guinness and St. Patrick’s Day tend to go hand in hand.
In the spirit of ‘Hooley’ – Irish word meaning “party” or “celebration” – Guinness is hosting a happy hour on Monday, March 16 at Swift Bar in NYC, beginning at 6 p.m.
There will be a mixture of Guinness beer (Draught and Blonde) and some Guinness cocktails with fun things like whisky. All cocktails are hand-crafted by renowned mixologist Anthony Malone (Manager of Swift and Dead Rabbit) who will be onsite mixing them up.
Here you can try a couple of the drinks being served up at home:
- 1 oz. Guinness Extra Stout
- 1 1/2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Rich Simple Syrup
- Dash of Botanical Bitters
Preparation: Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube. This cocktail is also delicious when made with the signature Guinness Draught. Garnish with a large orange peel and maraschino cherry.
Guinness Black and Blonde
- 10 oz. Guinness Blonde American Lager
- 10 oz. Guinness Draught
Preparation: In a 20 oz. pint glass, pour Guinness Blonde American Lager first. Using a pouring spoon or inverted teaspoon, pour Guinness Draught over the top of the spoon so it disperses evenly. The dark stout will float on a layer above the lager beer. Fill the pint to the rim and enjoy.