Guinness punch is potentially one of the nicest drinks you will ever try. It involves these ultra manly ingredients: Guinness Stout, Rum, and uh... condensed milk, which may not sound too manly, but you’ll need it. This is a drink that tastes amazing but still sounds manly enough to order at a bar (if you're worried about that sort of thing). The drink has its roots in Jamaica rather than Ireland and uses the Guinness Extra Stout brewed there (which is substantially stronger).The recipe we are going to use is enough to make two to three servings of Guinness Punch, but this can be affected by your personal serving size and your preference for strength.
- 1 Bottle of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
- 1/2 Cup of Condensed Milk
- 1/2 Cup of Whole Milk
- 2 Shots of White Rum
- Pinch of Nutmeg
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1-2 Drops of Vanilla Extract
Place the Guinness, the milk, and the condensed milk in a blender and mix them together. Add the two shots of white rum, and then mix again. Pour into a couple of lowball glasses over ice, and then garnish with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
Choosing Your Guinness
Whenever people think about Guinness they think of the big factory in Dublin, Ireland. But while this is the most popular and well-known Guinness, it is not the only one. Both the West Indies and Nigeria produce their own unique versions of the famous drink. The Guinness Foreign Extra Stout served in Jamaica is around 6.5% ABV, which is strong compared to the 4% stout served in Irish pubs and bars.You can easily find Guinness Foreign Extra Stout but check the alcohol content, as it can vary from 6% to 7.5%. If you aren't much of a drinker, then err on the side of caution and go for the lower volume. Also, go for bottle instead of can if possible, as this is more authentic.
Choosing Your Rum
White rum is one of the main drinks in the Caribbean, though Jamaica also makes some excellent dark rums. For this drink, we will be using a white rum as it suits the drink much more. Malibu is the most common white rum that you can use, but Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum is probably a better choice (if you can find it). You can also use Appleton Estate White Rum which also comes from Jamaica.
What situation is this drink suitable for?
This cocktail is perfect for drinking slowly during a barbecue in summer. It's also great for parties, but it's not recommended to drink it in the same quantities/speed that you would a regular punch! This is a very strong and substantial drink, which will impress your guests, and taste incredible.Read more Food and Drink articles here.