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English pub invents new way to serve Guinness and names it ‘The Badger’

'The Badger' is an unusual Guinness cocktail. Picture via Facebook
‘The Badger’ is an unusual Guinness cocktail. (Picture via Facebook)

A PUB in Skegness, England has come up with a new way of serving Guinness and named it ‘The Badger’.

The Badger is made of half a pint of Smirnoff Ice and half a pint of Guinness, with the latter floating on top of the pint.

The Marine Boathouse pub in Skegness shared pictures of the controversial cocktail on its Facebook page over the weekend to huge interest.

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Our new special drink for young farmers weekend!!!! A ‘Badger’ Smirnoff ice, topped up with creamy Guiness! Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! It’s amazing!

Posted by Marine Boathouse Skegness on Dé Céadaoin, 10 Feabhra 2016


Opinions seem to be divided down the middle on whether the drink is a stroke of genius or a crime against Ireland’s most famous stout.

One Facebook user, Steve Howard, called the drink “a waste of good Guinness”, while others were eager to have a pint of The Badger themselves.

But the topic that perplexed most people was the how the Guinness floated on top.

Updated on Febuary 15 at 12.15pm: Original post said the pub was in Scotland; it is in fact in England


James Mulhall

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19 comments on “English pub invents new way to serve Guinness and names it ‘The Badger’”

  1. Ian Chambers

    Lazy journalism at its best, Skegness is in Lincolnshire, England, nowhere near Scotland!!!!

  2. mike gill

    Liquid s**te. A crime against humanity. Also a bit unfair on the Scots as Skegness is in Lincolnshire

  3. Desy

    Looks like a crime against physics too.

  4. Richard Coombes

    Don't think this is new at all. When hooch came on the scene in Wales we used to mix this with lager for a turbo shandy. When over in Ireland in 2004. A pub in temple bar had Smirnoff ice on tap. It was 8.30 in the morning after a heavy night so we decided as we are in Ireland lets do a turbo shandy with the black stuff. Was a tradition then when we went over for 6 nations every other year

  5. Bob

    Not new at all I was making these in 2000 in Germany, and a similar thing in 2003 in Norfolk, and again in 2005 at the bar I was an owner of in lanzarote

  6. Toby

    Total rubbish. This drink has been around since 2003 when I worked for Guinness and showed people how to do this!!

  7. Jonathan Thomas

    I used to make this about 10 years ago in the Uni campus bar, number used to use the black Smirnoff ice, which was clear, making the Guinness 'float' in mid air. Drink it with a straw.

  8. Michael Myers

    Drank these back in 2000 in the Charters Arms in Rotherham.

  9. William sadler

    I have been making these for 14 years. An what kind of name is the badger. Its called. Gurnoff. "Pint of Gurnoff please". Outrageous claims.

  10. Frank clarke

    We make them ourselves in 2000, also used wkd blue

  11. Ryan

    This has been arround for ages!
    For anyone wanting to try different variations, please try a wicked Irishman
    Same concept just use blue WKD and Guinness on top!

  12. Adele Hearne

    Great new invention... was it served in a delorean cause we were drinking that years ago!

  13. Anon

    Diageo was running courses 10 years ago showing how to make this drink with smirnov black ice to say it's a new drink is preposterous

  14. Ed Bergen

    Bloody Hell!!! Why would you want to screw up Ireland's most perfect stout? That's a crime against nature!

  15. Ed Bergen

    What the hell, guys?? Why would you want to screw up Ireland's most perfect stout? That's a crime against nature!

  16. Stephen French

    I was serving these in my pub (Sleepy Devon) 15 years ago!!

  17. Dave from Wales

    I was drinking this 14 years ago so wouldn't call it 'new' by any stretch of the imagination

  18. Gerry me intyre

    Guinness is Guinness not to be messed with.

  19. jack

    Who cares..... how do you pour it?


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