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3 Sensational Guinness Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about green beer and “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t-shirts (not that there’s anything wrong with those). There’s a rich culture behind the Feast of Saint Patrick, one that calls for an equally rich-tasting beverage to celebrate with. Ireland’s internationally famous Guinness beer is a great place to start. With that in mind, we asked East Village bartender Jon Nutter to devise some Guinness beer-tails for March 17. He came up with three concoctions that are like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

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The Boilermaker started out as a popular order among factory workers and coal miners, who’d end the backbreaking work days with a long-anticipated, well-deserved shot of whiskey next to a beer. Since then it’s evolved into one of the more versatile—and best—drinks there is. The Boilermaker can be high-brow, low-brow and every brow in between. This incredible version featuring Bulleit Bourbon and Guinness Draught takes a little effort, but, trust us, it’s well worth it. This is a holiday, after all.

The Essentials

Bulleit Bourbon
Guinness Draught
fresh lemon juice
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Combining Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whisky with Guinness Extra Stout, this rich-tasting and creamy creation will turn your fellow revelers green with envy. Fix that by making one for them as well.

The Essentials

Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whisky
Guinness Extra Stout
Maple Syrup
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There’s been plenty of cross-pollination between the US and Ireland over the years. After all, there are almost seven times more Irish-Americans than there are Irish, according to census data. The Band of Brews celebrates the overlap by blending Guinness Blondea fusion of American hops with Irish brewing techniqueswith Dublin’s longtime heritage beer, Guinness Draught, then adding cold brew, coconut cream, and sugar. Topped off with chocolate bitters, it’s a layered, frothy treat perfect for watching a dyed-green river drift past.

The Essentials

Guinness Blonde
Guinness Draught
cold brew coffee

Please drink responsibly. Diageo, Norwalk, CT.

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