I must admit, I'm kind of a St. Patrick's Day scrooge: parades bring out the agoraphobic in me, I look terrible in green, and I detest shepherd's pie. I usually boycott the holiday entirely, staying in while my friends head out to pubs to guzzle pints of dyed beer.
I do, however, have a soft spot in my heart (stomach?) for Bailey's liqueur. It's one of my booze shelf staples: I use it to bake brownies, and I often add it to hot chocolate for a special late-night treat. So this year, I decided to see if I could create a festive drink that would put even a cynic like me in the mood to celebrate the shamrock. Inspired by the knock-it-back-fast classic, the Irish Car Bomb, I came up with this beer float, using Guinness stout and Ben & Jerry's Dublin Mudslide. A marriage of alcohol and ice cream—what could be more delicious?
- 1 generous scoop of Ben & Jerry's Dublin Mudslide ice cream
- 1 12-ounce bottle Guinness stout
- 1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
- Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Spoon the ice cream into a pint glass. Pour in the beer, tilting the glass to reduce foaming. Drizzle with Bailey's and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.