101 Best New Cocktails: West Indies Pearter by Michael Stringer, Black Leaf Events, London, England, UK

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

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.

25 ml  (.8 oz) Bulleit 95 Rye WhiskeyDevin Ainslie photography

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.

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