Celebrating Oktoberfest with a Beer Cocktail

September 13, 2016Sew White

Celebrating Oktoberfest with a Beer Cocktail. The Diving Header is a rich and delicious beer based cocktail perfect for beer fans


Oktoberfest is starting soon 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).

Celebrating Oktoberfest with a Beer Cocktail

The Diving Header

Sisley White
The Diving Header is a rich and delicious beer based cocktail perfect for beer fans
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 1
Calories 200 kcal


  • 50 ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold
  • 150 ml Cola
  • 50 ml Guiness®
  • 1 slice lime


  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Pour Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold, cola and GUINNESS® into the glass.
  • Using a jigger, measure 25ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold, 150ml cola and 50ml GUINNESS® into the Tankard.
  • Stir thoroughly.
  • Using a barspoon, stir the mixture until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Garnish with lime.


Calories: 200kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword The Diving Header Cocktail
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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!

Try The Diving Header cocktail from theBar.com


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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  • Claire Jessiman

    September 15, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I keep hearing about beer cocktails but yet to try one. I love cocktails and I love beer but together I’m rather unsure!!!

    1. Sew White

      October 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      It is unusual but it really works. Be brave!

  • Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    September 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Really like the sound of this as I’m such a cola fan! Great to cool down with right now too.

    1. Sew White

      October 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      It is a very relaxed drink but being unusual makes it fun

  • Kavey

    September 16, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Love the sound of your cocktail, great flavour combinations and perfect for Oktoberfest!

    1. Sew White

      October 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      I feel I may drink a lot of these for Oktoberfest!

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