I just started playing around with beer syrup. I happened to have some Guinness in the fridge, so that was the logical ingredient. I browned some sugar and added the stout, stirring slowly and constantly for 20 minutes and let it cool. Pleasantly surprised by the depth of flavor, I couldn’t wait to get it to the bar.
As soon as I got to work I started mixing. Bourbon was the starting point. I dabbled with different liqueurs, stirring, shaking, straight pouring… Soon an audience ensued and I had lots of people suggesting and tasting. It got a little out of hand. I finally came to my conclusion– but it needed a name.
I work with some guys that are completely obsessed with Batman, Spiderman, Green Lantern… You know the type. I mean really, who is more badass than Batman? So I am pleased to introduce “The Dark Knight”
The Dark Knight
- 1.5 oz Elijah Craig 12
- .75 oz Drambuie
- .75 oz Guinness Syrup
Stir & Serve up
- Top with 1 oz of Dry Shaken Guinness
- Dash with Chocolate Bitters
- Garnish with a Flamed Orange Zest, Bat Shaped of coarse.
I’d like to follow up with a set of storyline cocktails— maybe some Gotham villain inspired libations are in order, I’ll keep you posted.