How to mix up Guinness cocktails for St. Patrick's Day

For purists, a perfectly poured pint of Guinness is as good as it gets as far as St. Patrick's Day boozing goes.

Elayne Duff, mixologist with Diageo Wine & Spirits stopped by to mix up some delicious Guinness cocktails to get into the spirit.

Check out the video and the recipe cocktails using the iconic Irish stout.

Parts Unknown

-1.5 oz. Ron Zacapa
-0.5 oz. lemon
-0.75 oz. Crème de Cassis
-0.25 oz. Orgeat
-Guinness Draught

Combine all ingredients except Guinness in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Top with Guinness Draught.

Guinness Black & Blonde

-10 oz. Guinness Blonde American Lager
-10 oz. Guinness Draught

In a 20 oz. pint glass, pour Guinness Blonde American Lager first. Using a pouring spoon or inverted teaspoon, pour Guinness Draught over the top of your spoon so it disperses evenly.

The dark stout will float on a layer above the lager beer. Fill the pint to the rim and enjoy.

Wilde Oscar

-1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
-1 oz. Guinness Extra Stout
-0.5 oz. Rich Simple Syrup
-Dash of Botanical Bitters

Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube. This cocktail is also delicious when made with Guinness Draught. Garnish with a large orange peel and maraschino cherry.

See more recipes at Guinness Hooley