Stout and Stormy Beer Cocktail

Get a head start on football party prep with a big batch beer cocktail. Whip up the Ginger Simple Syrup up to a day ahead and at party time pour all the ingredients in a pitcher so guests can serve themselves.

Stout and Stormy Beer Cocktail
Photo: Adam Albright
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 3/4 cups


Stout and Stormy

  • 1 cup dark rum

  • 1 recipe Ginger Simple Syrup

  • ¾ cup lime juice

  • 4 12 ounce bottles or cans milk stout or cream stout, chilled

  • Lime wedges or sliced ginger (optional)

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh ginger

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup water


Stout and Stormy

  1. In a pitcher combine rum, Ginger Simple Syrup, and lime juice. Add stout. If desired, garnish each glass with a lime wedge and/or a slice of fresh ginger.

Ginger Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine ginger, sugar, and water. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to overnight. Strain to remove ginger. Makes 1 cup.

for 1

In a chilled old fashioned glass combine 1 oz. dark rum, 1 oz. Ginger Simple Syrup, 3/4 oz. lime juice and 6 oz. chilled milk stout. Garnish with a lime wedge.

About Stout

Milk or cream stout are sweet stouts. Dry/Irish stouts are more sour in flavor. Oatmeal stout has a smooth consistency, but bitter flavor. Porter is the same thing as stout (actually stout is strong porter). Porter these days is flavored with roast malted barley. Oyster stout contains oysters (yep!). Chocolate stout gets chocolate notes from dark roasted malt, and/or added chocolate or chocolate flavor. Imperial stout is over 9% ABV and sometimes has additions such as vanilla beans, chili peppers, maple, coffee, or marshmallows, or utilizes bourbon barrel aging.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Folate, total 13.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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