Guinness Lift

The lift is essentially an egg cream, a drink of milk, soda and chocolate syrup made popular in New York soda fountains in the late 19th century. This updated version is boozy, creamy, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet. 

Photo by Kathy Jollimore


2 oz cognac

¾ oz Galliano

¾ oz heavy cream

2 oz Guinness



  1. In a shaker, add the cognac, Galliano, and heavy cream.
  2. Fill with ice. Shake until the tin frosts over.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass. Add the Guinness. Top with soda slowly, creating a frothy head.
  4. Serve immediately.

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