Oktoberfest is starting a littler earlier this year (September 17 – October 3) and it is the perfect time to try new beers and really enjoy the huge amount of beers available. As a cocktail obsessive I love that beer can also be used in a cocktail. I know it sounds weird but it’s true!
I decided to recreate a rum (my favourite spirit for a cocktail – did someone say daiquiri?) and Guinness cocktail for Oktoberfest called The Diving Header. It is sweet and the spices from the rum really come out but without messing around with the rich Guinness taste. (if you already thinking ahead to Christmas it would make a great combo for homemade Christmas puddings to soak the fruit in).
It is a lot lighter than a Guinness on it’s own and perfect if you like the taste of Guinness but would prefer it a little lighter. It’s a nice trio of tastes which can easily be adjusted to the taste you want. I really liked it with a little extra rum and less Guinness.
I also added a little vanilla and a squeeze of lime to mine – worked a treat!
I loved the mix and tones of the colours in the drink. I will definitely be drinking this a lot during Oktoberfest. Some might say it’s more girly but I think its more tasty! A beautiful mix of flavours with a nice sweetness and spice.
If beer is not your thing but cocktails are take a look and see all the cocktail recipes at theBar.com
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