Sometimes, nothing can beat a pint of Guinness. A pint of beer is 16 oz if you don’t know, thought it would be nice to use the British lingo 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 really be improved upon. It’s thick, creamy, and dark with hints of coffee and chocolate. One of the best parts of having a pint of Guinness is, after pouring, 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 chocolate flavors that are already present in the beer.
However, imbibing Guinness in anything other form than its pure form, that is mixing it with anything at all, may sound blasphemous to some. So if your ears are bleeding, it might be best to steer clear of having your Guinness blend with another type of alcohol. For the non-purist, there are two different types of vodka to choose: Van Gogh Vodka Double Espresso for the coffee lovers out there and 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.” For the more hardcore coffee drinkers, the Vodka Double Espresso might be the best choice. 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, which are well-known shooters made with Guinness, this drink does not have to be chugged back.
In fact, 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.
- Simply pour one ounce of Espresso Vodka into a pint glass and then fill the glass with Guinness.
- If ordering this at a bar, just order a pint of Guinness and a shot of Espresso Vodka.
With a full pint of Guinness, it may been advisable, to avoid making a mess by having your pint overflow, to take a few sips of beer before pouring in the vodka.