South Ireland Sour

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

There are approximately 231 calories in one serving of South Ireland Sour.

Bartender

South Ireland Sour image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Mint leaf

How to make:

DRY SHAKE all ingredients (without ice). Add ice, SHAKE again and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Feijoa flavoured vodka
1 fl oz Guinness stout
12 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 fl oz Pasteurised egg white
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Our comment:

Smells of sticking plasters and uses Feijoa and Guinness. Only a Kiwi could create such a drink. Give it a try, it's not as crazy as it sounds.

History:

Created by Jacob Briars at Cocktail World Cup 2007 as a reaction to an Irish bartender who said 42 Below Feijoa Vodka was "undrinkable", to which Jacob responded "in large parts of the world people thought the same about Guinness." So as a joke Jacob made this surprisingly tasty cocktail.

The name is a geographical in-joke. The Irishman was from Cork, in southern Ireland. Cork is part of Munster, and they were in Queenstown, in New Zealand's South Island, which was once known as New Munster. With their flat vowel pronunciation, Kiwis say Island and Ireland in exactly the same way.

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