Deep, dark and oh so stormy. Guinness is that infamous Irish liquor that looks more like a solid than a liquid. Always pulled to perfection and basically dinner in a pint glass, Guinness is the national Irish emblem. Fans of the liquorish coloured stuff rejoice, for St Patrick's Day is just around the corner and we're here to show you all of the gluttonous goodies that have that rich, smooth beer in. Out of the pint glass and into a pie - we explore the weird and wonderful world of Guinness infused food and drink.
Marmite Black Velvet Cocktail; Duck & Waffle, Heron Tower
This little number is knocked up by the crafty mixologists at Duck & Waffle as a sweet tipple with a hint of something savoury. Blending some big flavours, Champagne is mixed with a Marmite and Guinness reduction adding a twist on the traditional to create what's known as the Marmite Black Velvet concoction. Prepare yourself for something bold in taste that leaves a bubbly kick with this one.
Guinness Porter Pie; Piebury Corner, N7 8DL
Everybody loves pie and those Northern purveyors of gourmet pies have upped their game in the name of all things St Patrick's Day to bring us a slice of something rich and meaty. Dig into their Guinness Dublin Porter Coddle Pie or get messy with the West Indies Porter Jerk Chicken Pie for a fill of something tasty with a bit of a tipple. Pie's away!
Guinness Cake; J+A Cafe, EC1M 5PU
With traditional Irish food at the heart of this charming café's cooking philosophy, their home made baked goods are the perfect satisfaction for London's sweet tooth. Lips smack and teeth hanker to get their chops around their infamous Chocolate Guinness Cake, which is a steal at £4. Gooey, grand and with an Irish soul; who ever thought that sponge and Guinness would be the holiest matrimony of all?
Warm Chocolate Fondant with Guinness Ice Cream; Corrigan's Mayfair, W1K 7EH
If you're looking for some ooey-gooey sweet tooth satisfaction with a little laced kick then Corrigan's Mayfair are bringing St Paddy's Day fun to puddings. Savour their oozing chocolate fondant dessert and have your fix of that dark, syrupy liquid in the form of ice cream. Genius! Nothing celebrates Ireland more than a full on dose of Guinness goodness across liquid and food consumption.
St Patrick's Day Burger; Hache Burgers, London
What could possibly improve the mightiest and most crucial of all burger toppings, not matter whether you're a meat lover or veggie pedlar? Guinness, duh. This is the gospel that Hache Burgers have taken and ran with especially for St Patrick's Day this year. Go patty mad and get your usual burger fix with all of the traditional and extra trimmings you could hanker for, as well as Guinness soaked cheesy goodness. Sounds like a winner to us.