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Popular St. Patty’s Day Recipes: Irish Car Bomb

Spring is slowly creeping in and St Patty’s day is less than a week away. That being said I wanted to feature several of the Holidays most popular drinks leading up to Thursday’s extravaganza. First up is the Irish Car Bomb. The Irish Car Bomb is very popular worldwide, mostly because it’s easy to make, uses widely available ingredients, and appeals to the masses of beer lovers. Try one next time you’re out.



Irish Car-Bomb
3/4th’s of pint of Guinness
1/2 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 shot Baileys Irish Cream

Add the Bailey’s and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey’s on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don’t drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.


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Beer Cocktails: Who needs Hard liquor for a good time?

…..When you think of the word cocktail, the first thoughts that come to your mind are often “fruity”, “girly”,  “not strong”, or “complicated” due to the many ingredients some involve. No so often though do we realize that a cocktail can be as simple as two ingredients and as strong as you want to make it. With the Superbowl right around the corner, hard alcohol will be flowing endlessly but not to be left out, Beer will be flying off the shelves as well. Some of us prefer a cocktail, some of us prefer a beer, but why not kill two birds with one stone? Though it can be done, I’m not talking about adding anything to beer…. other than more beer. Here are some tasty beer cocktails for the “purists” and “manly men” in the world featuring Guinness and several other well known brands.

Belgian Waffle:

1/2 pint Guinness Stout
1/2 pint Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Beer

Directions: Pour Blue Moon into a pint glass or beer mug half way to the top. Fill the other half by pouring Guinness over a spoon for the layered effect.

Black & Tan:

1/2 Pint Guinness
1/2 Pint Bass Ale

Pouring a perfect black and tan requires you hold your pint glass at an angle as you would when pouring a Guinness. Fill just over halfway with Bass Ale. Pour Draught Guinness over an upside-down spoon to disperse the flow. Let settle.

Half & Half

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Harp

Directions: A variation of the Black and tan. This is poured the same as a Black & Tan only substituting Bass with Harp

Chocolate Covered Raspberry

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Framboise

Directions: Pour in your framboise followed by your Guinness but no layering needs to be done. The result should leave a pinkish red tint to the froth on top.

Black & Blue

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Seadog Blueberry Wheat Beer

Directions: Pour Seadog till about halfway followed by a layering of Guinness with the use of a mixing spoon.


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Orange Blossom Pilsner Review

Buying a six pack of beer isn’t as simple as it once was. Over the past decade Craft beers, which are beers made from specialty breweries or microbreweries, have exploded onto the seen. They often invite you to learn of innovative ways of making beer and feature unique and exotic flavors. Flavors such as chocolate, oatmeal, raspberry, and cherry are blasting onto the scene and not just in your favorite rum or vodka. Flavored beer is catching on big and that brought me to take a look in my own backyard. Right here in Central Florida, you can find Orange Blossom Pilsner, the creation of Tom Moench. Using 2.3 teaspoons of orange blossom honey in each bottle, the result is a sweet but not too overpowering taste along with strong aromas of honey and citrus. It goes down easy and the 5.5% alcohol content is barely noticeable. For those of you in love with flavor, try the Orange Blossom Pilsner Squared, which is essentially the same recipe, but with half the water leaving an even bolder flavor. Along with more flavor it also offers a 11.5% alcohol content. . I’ll have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of beer but when enough buzz surrounds a product I’m willing to try it. This one did not disappoint. A six pack will run you about 6.99 at your local grocery or package store.

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Posted by on July 7, 2010 in Beer, Beer


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