101 Best New Cocktails: West Indies Pearter by Michael Stringer, Black Leaf Events, London, England, UK
West Indies Pearter
Michael Stringer, Black Leaf Events, London, England, UK
“I created this cocktail on behalf of Guinness for the launch of their new Brewer’s Project which bring back to life the Guinness Porters. The West Indies Pearter is complex yet mellow, hoppy with delicious notes of toffee and chocolate.
“I found that the hoppy flavour blended perfectly with the sweetness of the cinnamon and the chocolate balanced in delicate harmony with the subtle flavour of the pear liqueur.
“I hope you enjoy making and drinking this as much as I did creating it!” Michael Stringer.
10ml (.3 oz) Monin cinnamon syrup
10ml (.3 oz) fresh lemon juice
5 ml (.17 oz) (or 1 teaspoon) Xanté Pear/Cognac liqueur
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
50 ml (1.7 oz) Guinness West Indies Porter
1 slice of pear and a cinnamon stick, as garnishes
Build all the ingredients except the Guinness in a handled 1/2 pint glass over cubed ice, and stir briefly. Float the Guinness on top of the drink and add the garnishes.
gaz sez: Wow! A lot of thought went into this drink, and it paid off handsomely. This is one of the most complex and unusual quaffs I’ve tried in a very long time.