Floating Guinness
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Floating Guinness
Cocktail recipe

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The Floating Guinness cocktail is a unique concoction that blends the rich, malty flavors of Guinness beer with the unexpected and vibrant twist of blue Aftershock and WKD blue. This ... more The Floating Guinness cocktail is a unique concoction that blends the rich, malty flavors of Guinness beer with the unexpected and vibrant twist of blue Aftershock and WKD blue. This unusual combination results in a visually striking layered effect with a deep color palette, sure to catch the eye in its traditional pint glass presentation. The blend of herbal and spicy notes from the Aftershock with the sweet fruitiness of WKD blue adds a complexity to the roasted character of the Guinness. This drink promises a bold taste experience that juxtaposes classic and contemporary flavor profiles.
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Aftershock (Blue)
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6.75% | 3.95 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Floating Guinness

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a bottle of WKD Blue into a pint glass then slowly pour in half a pint of Guinness
Add two shots of blue Aftershock and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can I use if I can't find Aftershock (Blue)?

If Aftershock (Blue) is unavailable, you can use any cinnamon-flavored blue liqueur as a substitute. The key is to maintain the blue color and spicy flavor profile to keep the cocktail's character.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific way to layer the ingredients for a Floating Guinness?

Yes, to achieve the floating effect, it's important to carefully pour the Guinness over the back of a spoon onto the other ingredients. This technique helps to distribute the Guinness gently and creates a layering effect in the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Floating Guinness compare to a standard beer?

With an alcohol content of 6.75%, Floating Guinness is slightly stronger than most standard beers, which typically have an alcohol content around 4% to 6%. It's a bit more potent due to the addition of Aftershock and WKD Blue.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Floating Guinness?

Floating Guinness, with its unique presentation and flavor, is well-suited for themed parties or as a novelty drink on special occasions like St. Patrick’s Day, but may be too specific for more formal events.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make a sweeter version of Floating Guinness?

Yes, to make a sweeter version of Floating Guinness, consider adding a splash of raspberry or cherry liqueur, which will not only sweeten the drink but also add a fruity note that complements the existing flavors.

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