New guinness and Irn-Bru cocktail goes viral on social media - would you try it?

A video showing a new shandy that combines Scotland's favourite soft drink with Ireland's favourite alcoholic one has gone viral on social media.

Published 9th Sep 2019
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

We are all for Celtic relations but the Irn-Guin might be taking things just a little bit too far.

The concoction, which combines Irn-Bru and Guinness was created by travel page
"Places to See in Ireland Before You Die",  with the video showing one of their staff carefully pouring Irn-Bru into a Guinness pint glass before adding some of the famous Dublin stout.

The resulting video has proven popular on Facebook where it has over 19,000 comments, though the majority of the comment aren't very positive.

One user wrote: "I believe that all pure things should remain pure, therefore Irnbru and Guinness should never the Twain shall meet."

Another added: "The only thing to add to Guinness is another Guinness the rest is sacrilege."

Someone else quipped: "Would this give you a hangover and cure it at the same time?"

What do you think? Would you try it?

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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