Dash of the Irish

It’s St Patrick’s Day this month – so pimp up your drink with this Guinness-inspired beauty

If you’re Irish, you won’t need a second invitation to sample the nectar of the emerald isle, Guinness – especially this month as it’s St Patrick’s Day on 17 March. What started out way back when as a religious feast day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland has become a reason across the globe for one big party. Whether your Irish or not, join us in saying cheers with this great St Patrick’s cocktail. And, just in case you’re wondering… other stouts will work just as well.



  • 50ml dark rum
  • 25ml espresso
  • 25ml vodka
  • 25ml crème de cacao
  • 100ml stout


Pour the rum, cold espresso, vodka, crème de cacao and stout into a shaker and stir. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Best served with a wee Irish jig…