Stout Sangaree

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Cocktail History

The Stout Sangeree is a classic beer cocktail that calls for the unique combination of three ingredients: Irish stout, ruby port, and grated nutmeg. This drink’s exact origin is unknown, but this variation was adapted from The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book written by Lou Bustamante.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Stout Beer: This is one of the base spirits. We used Guinness Extra Stout because it’s one of the most popular stouts on the market thanks to its smoothness and bitter yet sweet flavor.

Ruby Port Wine: This is the other base spirit. We went with Porto Valdouro Ruby Port for its full-bodied flavor with notes of cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, toast, and caramel.

Grated Nutmeg: This is the garnish. It’s sprinkled on top to add a hint of flavor and spiced aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Stout Sangaree features the aromas of sweet nutmeg and stout as well as strong flavors of the beer and an extremely noticeable ruby port component that offers a softness and lightness that the Guinness alone wouldn’t have on its own.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Although it’s certainly a hearty drink, Alex, who generally enjoys beer but isn’t crazy about stouts, thought this would be a great dessert drink, especially for those who like beer but don’t necessarily want just a beer or those who don’t care for stout but are open to trying something new. And Kendall, who rarely drinks beer, thought this recipe was surprisingly tasty and would probably be the only way she would enjoy a stout.

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book by Lou Bustamante.

AuthorThe Official Downton Abbey Cocktail BookPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 6 oz Irish Stout
 2 oz Ruby Port
 Grated Nutmeg

Method
1

Pour beer and wine into a wine glass.

2

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 6 oz Irish Stout
 2 oz Ruby Port
 Grated Nutmeg

Directions

Method
1

Pour beer and wine into a wine glass.

2

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Stout Sangaree

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