Who says that beer must be the only drink served on St. Patrick’s Day? For those who are looking to celebrate this Irish holiday with a sophisticated twist—Guinness plus Tequila— can now do so on March 17th, thanks to a delicious cocktail called the “Black Opal.”

And the special ingredient behind this drink…Tequila Partida, an authentic, all-natural, Tequila made from 100% blue agave. For years, Partida has been commended by numerous media outlets, including The Spirit Journal (the country’s leading spirits review publication – which rated Partida Reposado “the best Tequila in the world” and one of the top five spirits in the world) along with Wine Enthusiast, The New York Times, Four Seasons Magazine and countless others.

Over the years, Partida has also earned itself a number of high-profile fans, such as Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, P. Diddy, Ludacris, Kate Hudson, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and baseball star Xavier Nady. Spirit industry celebs, including Paul Pacult, Eric Asimov, Nick Passmore, Robert Plotkin, Steve Olson and Julio Bermejo, have also praised Tequila Partida.

BLACK OPAL RECIPE

  • 1 1/2 oz Partida Reposado
  • 1 1/2 oz Guinness Draft
  • 1/2 oz Tawny Port
  • 1/4 oz Agave Nectar (Cut with water. So the Agave Nectar is cut with equal parts water as we do with the Marg)
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled wine glass or small pint glass without ice. Garnish with some grated or ground cinnamon powder.

Guinness Note: Take a pint of Guinness before hand and use a bar spoon to stir it up for about 30 secs. This removes some of the Co2.

Recipe by Jacques Bezuidenhout