My new favorite drink: Guinness with a shot of expresso vodka

Expresso Vodka Guinness
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Every 1st Thursday, we have Kilts Night at Doolin's Irish Pub.  Wear a kilt for a free pint of Guinness.  Next Kilts Night is this Thursday – December 4th.

Last Thursday after the BC Fed conference social at the Hyatt, I ended up at Doolin's and ordered my Guinness with a shot of expresso vodka.  My favorite bartender Geo made it up for me, after I told him they had given me one at the Atlantic Trap & Gill. 

My friend Tim taste-tested it and pronounced it as “wicked!”  Time plays in the celtic band Halifax Wharf Rats – who play every Thursday night at Doolin's.  “You can't have too many of those in one night,” he added.

I have always found Guinness to be a full tasting beer, although sometimes on the bitter side.  Last year, Guinness offered a recipe on the side of the 8 pack beer case for a “Black & Blood” – mixing Guinness with a black currant liqueur.  It was okay… but a bit on the sweet side. 

But the addition of expresso vodka, gives it a bite… gives it a kick… gives it a smoother rounder taste… that makes you go hmmm… and puts a grin on your face.  That's what I like in a drink.

Here's a recipe for “Irish Coffee Drop”
http://cocktails.about.com/od/vodkadrinkrecipes/r/irish_coffedrop.htm

  • 1 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
  • 1 oz Irish Cream
  • Guinness Draught

Check out Doolin's bartender Geo in the picture below, wearing the Canucks jersey at our March Kilts Night earlier this year.  The picture ran with the March 17th Vancouver Sun story The next celebration: Wearing the tartan

 Todd Wong (centre right in red vest) wears the tartan on St. Patrick's Day, along with Nathalie Coulombe (right) and others at Doolan's Pub.View Larger Image View Larger Image

Todd
Wong (centre right in red vest) wears the tartan on St. Patrick's Day,
along with Nathalie Coulombe (right) and others at Doolan's Pub.

photo – Mark van Manen/Vancouver Sun

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