Guinness and Espresso Vodka Drink [Recipe] Should You Dare?

crazy by Editorial Staff | Updated on August 2nd, 2022

Sometimes, nothing can beat a pint of Guinness. A pint of beer is 16 oz. If you don’t know, I thought it would be nice to use the British terminology here.

It is a truly unique beer that has no substitute. Whether from a bottle, can, or tap, Draught Guinness has a distinct and delicious flavor that can’t be improved upon. It’s thick, creamy, and dark with hints of coffee and chocolate.

Guinness and Espresso Vodka Drink

After pouring, one of the best parts of having a pint of Guinness is watching the clouds cascade inside the glass while the pint settles and the anticipation for that first sip mounts.


But… being a coffee and beer fan.. why not?

Now, having said that a pint of Guinness can not be improved upon, this drink idea is not meant to make a pint of Guinness better.

Adding the espresso vodka is just a way to accentuate the subtle coffee flavor of Guinness. The same could be said for eating dark chocolate with a pint of Guinness–the chocolate compliments and helps bring out the subtle flavors already present in the beer.


However, imbibing Guinness in anything other than its pure form, mixing it with anything at all, may sound blasphemous to some. So if your ears are bleeding, it might be best to avoid having your Guinness blend with another type of alcohol.

For the non-purist, there are two types of vodka to choose from: Van Gogh Vodka Double Espresso for coffee lovers and Van Gogh Espresso.

Van Gogh Vodka Espresso.

The Vodka Double Espresso is described as having “a bold espresso flavor … with a caffeinated punch,” while the Vodka Espresso is described as having a “bittersweet coffee taste … complemented by a delicate hint of cocoa and citrus.”

So the Vodka Double Espresso might be the best choice for the more hardcore coffee drinkers. But for a more subtle coffee taste with a hint of cocoa, maybe try the Vodka Espresso.

Unlike the Irish Coffee Drop and the Irish Car Bomb, well-known shooters made with Guinness, this drink does not have to be chugged back.

It is best if sipped normally and enjoyed for its bold coffee flavor. This drink also differs from the traditional Guinness shooter because it doesn’t contain Irish cream liqueur, so there is no chance of curdling.

Guinness and Espresso Vodka Drink

Things You’ll Need

  • 1-pint glass
  • 1-ounce shot glass
  • 1 can or bottle of Draught Guinness
  • 1 ounce of Van Gogh Espresso Vodka

How to Make Guinness and Espresso Vodka Drink

The directions for this drink are easy.

  1. Pour one ounce of Espresso Vodka into a pint glass, and then fill the glass with Guinness.
  2. If ordering this at a bar, order a pint of Guinness and a shot of Espresso Vodka.

With a full pint of Guinness, it may be advisable to avoid making a mess by having your pint overflow and take a few sips of beer before pouring in the vodka.

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