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By: Enrique Gili on Aug. 6, 2012, 5:46 p.m.
Spicy Guinness Mustard

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Spicy Guinness Mustard

The first reaction will be "hmmm?" followed by "aha!" Time deepens the flavor and complexity of these intense ingredients. Serving suggestion: Place on a cheese board with cured meat or tucked into small sandwiches. (Adapted from Saveur)
Spicy Guinness Mustard


  • 6 ounces Guinness Extra Stout
  • 6 ounces brown mustard seeds
  • 4 ounces red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch turmeric
Time estimates

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Total time: 3 days 

Cooking directions

  1. Combine ingredients in glass or ceramic mixing bowl. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 2 days to allow flavors to fuse and seeds to soften.
  2. Pour contents into food processor. Process on grind until seeds are coarsely ground and contents thicken, about 3 minutes. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.
  3. Transfer contents to jar with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Lasts up to 6 months.

Yield: Makes 1 pint