Almost 20 years ago, my wife, who is from Jamaica, introduced me to a drink using Guinness Extra Stout.

Now if you know anything about Guinness beer, you know that it is a nice, black beer with a good-looking mocha head and excellent lacing. Some people describe it as having touches of baker’s chocolate, roasted malts and light coffee. I think one thing everyone can agree on is that the roasted malt dominates the flavor of this beer, leaving a hint of bitterness on the palate.

So if you’ve never had a glass of this great beer, or maybe you have and just find it to be a bit overbearing for your taste, check out this recipe that my wife introduced me to a long time ago called Guinness Punch, straight out of Jamaica, mon!

And enjoy Buffalo On Tap, the craft beer festival, this Saturday, Fe-BREW-ary 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center.

Guinness Punch

12oz Guinness Stout (Jamaican’s call it strong back fellas)
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:
Unsweetened cocoa power
1 egg

Gently pour chilled Guinness Stout in blender along with all the other ingredients (with or without optional ingredients), and blend on high for about 10-15 seconds. Pour in chilled mug or glass and enjoy!